Here listed are the references to the 2nd edition of Lost in the Ozone…Again! The Commander, his Boys, and Me.  50 years and Counting.  Going in sometime soon. The first addition came out on Amazon/Kindle last May. With the help of Bill Kirchen I have made many improvements and additions. There are many links, such as the 38 to articles, 18 to single songs, 6 to movies and TV appearances, and so on. For those without a Kindle, links can be accessed through the URL for this post.


1.         Bob Ike.  Two triple cheese… WordPress 4/17/21.

2.         Clay Risen.  George Frayne, a.k.a. Commander Cody, Alt-Country Pioneer, Dies at 77.  New York Times 9/30/21.

3.         Commander Cody – “Lost In The Ozone  (from Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  Paramount Records, 1971).  YouTube posted 12/5/2011. 

4.         Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe.  Wikipedia.


5.         commando cody: sky marshal of the universe (1953).  THESILVERSCREAM.COM.


6.         Ed Ward.  Interview: Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  Rolling Stone 4/16/70. (picture did not make cover)


7.         Patrick Snyder-Scumpy.. Commander Cody Honky Tonks Deep in the Heart of Texas.  Crawdaddy. April 1974 pp 26-7


8.         Commander Cody.


9.         Chesher Cat.  StarArt.




11.       MStamps School of Art and Design.  George Frayne: New Car Art.


12.       Stamps School of Art and Design Exhibitions. Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work.


13.       Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  the Drive 97.1 FM.


14.       Two Triple Cheese Side Order of Fries – Commander Cody.  YouTube posted 5/2/13.


15.       Commander Cody aka George Frayne.  Art, Music, and Life.  Q Book Press, 2009.


16.       commander cody.  house of blue lights (from Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. Warner Brothers, 1975).  YouTube posted 4/22/15.


17.       Howard Brick.  “U” Alumni: the Rich, the Powerful, and the Notorious. Michigan Daily.  The Sunday Magazine.  Number 17.  2/17/74.


18.       Interview with Commander Cody.  Home Town Boy Makes Good!  Ann Arbor Sun, May 31, 1974


19.       Willie Nelson – 1997 – Funny How Time Slips Away.   YouTube posted 4/21/10.


20.       Bill Kirchen.  “Times they Are A Changin’” SXSW2010.  YouTube posted 4/21/2021.


21.       Bill Kirchen.  Milk Cow Blues Encore @ Smith’s Olde Bar Bill plays Trombone Atlanta GA 3013.  YouTube posted 11/6/13.


22.       Discogs.  The Moonlighters.


23.       Moonlighters.  The Missing Moonlighters – Live/Studio Closet Tapes.  Globe Records, 2008.


24.       Bill Kirchen.  “Hot Rod Lincoln” in Washington DC.  YouTube posted 2/2/11.


25.       Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun.  Poultry in Motion.  YouTube posted 3/31/17.


26.       Jim Caliguiri.  Titan of the Telecaster Bill Kirchen.  The Austin Chronicle 8/26/16.


27.       Bill Kirchen and Dan Hicks.  Word to the wise.  YouTube 7/24/20.


28.       TrueFire presents Bill Kirchen’s 30 Hot Rod Guitar Licks You Must Know.


29.       Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp.


30.       Bill Kirchen’s Cabin Fever Reliever.  Austin City Jams.


31.       Michigan Alpha Phi Kappa Psi University of Michigan.


32.       John A. Tichy. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Directory.


33.       Discogs.  Johnny and the Pathy Raiders – on Campus!


34.       John Tichy.  I go ape.  YouTube posted 8/7/13.


35.       Michael M Rae.  Engineering Rock Star. 11/11/11.


36.       A Prairie Home Companion (2006).  Full Cast and Crew.  IMBd.


37.       James Dapogny, Andy Stein, Dan Levison, Jon Burr, Pete Siers.  “Exactly Like You”.  YouTube posted 3/5/14.




39.       Discogs.  Billy C. Farlow.


40.       Billy C. Farlow.  Excerpts from “Too Much Fun: A Life of Music and Mayhem”.


41.       Billy C. Farlow.  More excerpts from “Too Much Fun: A Life of Music and Mayhem”.




43.       Commander Cody aka George Frayne.  creeper pays the toll in Art, Music, and Life.  Art, Music, and Life.  Ridgewood,NJ: Q Book Press, 2009. p28


44.       The West Virginia Creeper – Reports Back.  The Steel Guitar forum 3/14-4/11/09.


45.       Bobby Black Steel Guitar.


46.       Discogs.  Bobby Black.


47.       Bobby Black.  70 Years of Swinging Steel.


48.       The Amazing Steel Guitar Stylings of Ernie Hagar.  WWW.BIGVJAMBOREE.COM


49.       Ernie Hagar – Swingin’ Steel Guitar.  Discogs.


50.       Discogs.  Ernie Hagar.


51.       Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.  Hawaii Blues.  YouTube 11/8/14.


52.       OBIT: Lance Dickerson.


53.       Discog.  Turqouise.



54.       CC&LPA@JohnSinclair121071. (from Ten for Two, premiered 4/1/72.  Produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono).  YouTube posted 3/3/21.


55.       Ten For Two – John Sinclair Freedom Rally, 1971 – I/II (directed by Steve Gebhardt, released 4/1/72).  YouTube posted 9/9/11.


56.       Ten For Two – John Sinclair Freedom Rally, 1971 – II/II (directed by Steve Gebhardt, released 4/1/72).


57.       Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  Live from Deep in the Heart of Texas.  Paramount Records, 1974.


58.       Joel Selvin.  The Top 100 Bay Area Bands. SFGate 12/19/99.


59.       George Frayne (Commander Cody) Collection on Letterman, 82-3.  YouTube posted 9/29/21.


60.       Commander Cody.  Let’s Rock.  Line Records, 1986.


61.       Commander Cody (w/Bill Kirchen).  One More Ride.  YouTube posted 5/21/15.


62.       Krazy Jim’s Blimpyburger. Ann Arbor’s Oldest Hamburger Stand.


63.       Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  Too Much Fun (Live (1973/Austin TX)).  YouTube posted 7/29/18.


64.       Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  Semi Truck. YouTube posted 10/4/14.


65.       Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  Beat Me Daddy 8 to the Bar (from vinyl 45) (1972).  YouTube posted 7/15/19.


66.       Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen   Down to Seeds and Stems Again Blues  (Live (1973/Austin TX)).  YouTube posted 7/29/18.


67.       Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette).  YouTube posted 5/19/15.


68.       Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1972.  Wikepedia.


69.       Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen 12/10/71.  YouTube posted 3/19/21.


70.       Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen.  Lost in the Ozone.  Paramount Records, 1971.


71.       Lofty.  The Trusted Marketplace.  Superb Commander Cody Hill Auditorium Poster.

72.       Commander Cody Band.  Aces High.  Cut 12 “BANK ACCOUNT??”, right after cut 11 “Mars Needs Women”.

73.       Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen at The Keystone, Berkeley on 07/26/1975 (Full Show).  YouTube posted 11/14/21.


74.       WarIno Abbott.  The Pop Life.  New York Times 8/17/77.


75.       Geoffrey Stokes.  Star-Making Machinery: Inside the Business of Rock and Roll.  NewYork: Random House, 1977.


76.       Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.  EverybodysDoinItHollywoodBoulevard.  YouTube posted 3/4/21.


77.       Van Nuys Cinema Shack Presents “Hollywood Boulevard” (1976).  YouTube posted 11/12/19.  (Free) subscription required.


78.       Hollywood Boulevard.  (2.99 to rent, 7.99 to buy).


79.       Owsley Stanley Foundation.


80.       Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen   Found in the Ozone.  Bear’sSonic Jpurnals,


81.       Jan 11 2001.  Commander Cody Band. Setlist at the Ark, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

82.       Jan 12 2001.  Commander Cody Band Setlist at the Ark, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.


83.       Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen – Discogs.


84.       Commander Cody – Discogs.


85.       Commander Cody Band – Discogs.


86.       Bill Kirchen – Discogs.


87.       Lost Planet Airmen@lostplanetairmen  · Musician/band.  Facebook.


88.       MRRL Hall of Fame.  Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.


89.       Legendary Michigan Songs. 25.) Hot Rod Lincoln -Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.


90.       Sunset Boulevard Records.


91.       Bill Kirchen and Austin DeLone.  Transatlanticana.  Red House Records, 2016.



92.       Kate Laddish.  Five Lost Planet Airmen fly again at The Palms on Friday, June 28.  Winter Express 6/26/19.


93.       See TICKETS Oct 17 Bill Kirchen |Airmen Reunion.


94.       Valley of the Moon-Bill Kirchen @AC&T.  YouTube posted 7/14/10.


95.       Neil Young – Long May You Run (unplugged).  YouTube posted 10/13/10.


96.       Bill Kirchen – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.  YouTube posted  12/23/14.

97 .      Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.

 98.       Bob Ike.  Happy 90th, Cap’n!  WordPress 3/25/21.

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

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