Commander Cody Band
[MUSIC] It is dreadfully unfair that George Lucas chose to name a Star Wars character after the man who should be the one and only Commander Cody, a.k.a. George Frayne, even if Frayne himself nicked the name from a 1950s TV serial when he formed the seminal and soon-to-be legendary country rock act Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen in 1967. Everyone knows Cody for his recording of “Hot Rod Lincoln,” but you don’t build a 50-year career and a devoted fan base on one hit single. Cody is a perennial favorite at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, where he returns for an early show on Sunday, June 18.