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Commander Cody Musician George Frayne’s Death News Released


Sadly, we have to announce that the lead singer and frontman of the band Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen passed away at 77. George Frayne’s death news has been released on Sunday, September 27, 2021, through a post on his Facebook page.

Unfortunately, there is no report through the great musician’s cause of death, and US day News doesn’t confirm or refuse any reason for his death, but we are waiting for more official information, so stay with us.

Musician George Frayne unexpectedly died at 77
Commander Cody musician George Frayne passed away at the age of 77

His death news was revealed on Facebook, writing: “Early this morning As I lay my head upon his shoulder George’s soul took to a flight I am heartbroken and weary, And I know you are too. Thank you so much for all the love you gave And the stories you shared. We are working on two big gatherings On both the east and west coast (The Island and the Bay Area) To celebrate the Old Commander’s phenomenal life And to benefit musicians in need.”

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Reactions to Musician George Frayne’s Death

Sadly, nothing has been reported clarifying musician George Frayne’s cause of death, but several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.

George Frayne's death cause is not revealed yet

A fan wrote: “RIP George Frayne aka Commander Cody, who hit it big with the Lost Planet Airmen in the early 1970s with ‘Hot Rod Lincoln.’ ” Another tweeted: “RIP to former #Marin resident George Frayne, aka Commander Cody.”

An online user wrote on Twitter: “RIP Commander. Saratoga residents will likely recall George Frayne as a renowned artist and music fans across the globe for his music role as Commander Cody, performing with his sonic ensemble The Lost Planet Airmen.”

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Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen is a country-rock band founded in 1967. George Frayne was the group’s founder on keyboards and vocals. Alongside him, other artists and musicians, including:

the classic lineup was Billy C. Farlowon harmonica and vocals
John Tichy on guitar and vocals
Bill Kirchenon lead guitar
Andy Steinon saxophone and fiddle
“Buffalo” Bruce Barlowon bass guitar
Lance Dickersonwas on drums

The band’s name was inspired by a 1950s series featuring the character Commando Cody and a feature version of another series, King of the Rocket Men, released under the title Lost Planet Airmen.

George Frayne started releasing albums from 1977 under various titles, including:

  • Commander Cody,
  • Commander Cody and His Modern Day Airmen,
  • Commander Cody and His Western Airmen,
  • and the Commander Cody Band.

Frayne received a BA degree from the University of Michigan in 1966 and MA in Sculpture and Painting from the University of Michigan in 1968. He also taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

His brother Chris Frayne is credited with the cover art for several albums, including:

  • Lost in the Ozone,
  • Hot Licks,
  • Sleazy Roadside Stories,
  • Cold Steel & Truckers’ Favorites,
  • Country Casanova.

Chris Frayne passed away in 1992 of multiple sclerosis disease.

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  1. Richard L Bartek September 26, 2021

    I am blessed to have been raised on Commander Cody. May you raise cane on your next journey. Please know you are loved. Kingman AZ.

  2. James Sacco September 26, 2021

    So sad to hear of George Frayne passing. Many good memories of Commander Cody concerts!

    Always wanted to see hie more time. We lost such a great man.

  3. Doug F September 26, 2021

    One of my all time favs..saw many a CC & the LPA show back in the day..”rock that boogie”!!

  4. Joan Valliant September 26, 2021

    George Frayne, Commander Cody; a great painter and as great a musical genius . He will be greatly missed. His star will shine in heaven. I have been blessed to have been friends with him for many, many years. My best for his family and his wife Susan. We all loved George every one from Stinson Beach , California wish you the best. Joan Valliant

  5. Jon Garson September 26, 2021

    I was 17 years old on my way to college in western New York State. I turned on the AM radio and heard a raspy voiced fellow waxing the poetic lyrics from the story of the Hot Rod Lincoln. I was hooked immediately, which lead to traveling whenever I could to see the “Commander.” Mostly in central NewYork and Boston. CC and his LPA even came to play at my tiny speck of a college Alfred University! Lost in the Ozone, Looking at the World through a Windshield, Mama Hated Diesels…. oh man. Today my band plays Seeds and Stems along with others.
    I was out on Long Island with my brother years ago. We stopped at a small grocery store. I saw him at the register. I asked him “hey are you the Commander?” He said “only on weekends.” He was a sweetheart. Saw him again bout 5 years ago at the Farmer’s Market in Louisville, CO. I heard him plinkin and plankin on the keys. Asked him for a picture together and thanked him for keeping me alive! Bill Kirchen was in Lyons, CO not long ago performing and producing Haldon Waford and the High Beams record. He’s a sweetheart too. Those guys had a huge influence on me. Thanks Commander. RIP.

  6. Placid Mike Isbitts September 26, 2021

    Commander was a brilliant man. He was old school super cool, and filled our hearts with musical joy. He gave us his all every nite on stage since day one. It was truly a privilege to know a man like George. Thanks for all the big time fun you gave us.

  7. Larry E Alexander September 26, 2021

    I met the good Commander in a small town in Utah in the 80s. A local club booked them at the last minute and there were only about ten people in the audience.
    They put on a fabulous show!
    We hung out with them afterward. It was a night to remember for me.
    Rest in Peace.

  8. Gary Desmond September 26, 2021

    George and I were frat brothers at U. Mich, we started the first band, Smooth Dog and the Puppies. We had a ball, spent time in summers at Parents House in Bay Shore. We ultimately became rival bands and went separate ways after graduating. We connected occasionally on tours, always said to me lovingly “aren’t you glad you didn’t become a degenerate like me””!. Of course he wasn’t a degenerate, he was a true talented personality, his greatest strength. As an Architect, I really admired his artistic talent. I wish I had the opportunity to have one of his masterpieces. He was someone special!!

  9. john s kerr September 27, 2021

    Loved to see Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen throughout years. They were always a great show, from the original line-up and all the subsequent changes. In the 70’s, they were rivaled only by Elvin Bishop’s band for a guarenteed great show, no matter what! Last saw the Comander at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, and he ripped it up as usual… You’ll be sorely missed, George, but your music will always be in our playlists!

  10. DocAmazing September 27, 2021

    He is lost in the ozone again. Let us raise both of our triple cheeses in salute.


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