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Saturday January 24th 1976

friars aylesbury phase three - vale hall, civic centre, market square, aylesbury


   Commander Codyand his lost Planet Airmen
Barry Melton Band
related friars history (click on date)
Commander Cody Saturday September 15th 1973

Help Yourself (Dave Charles/Ken Whaley) Saturday June 5th 1971

Battle Of New Orleans; Smoke Smoke Smoke;  Ubangi Stomp; It Should Have Been Me; Down To Seeds And Stems ; Big Mamou; Cold Country Blues;  San Antonio Rose;  House Of Blue Lights; Truck Driving Man; Beat Me Daddy Eight To; Riot in Cell Bock 9; Hot Rod Lincoln
band line up
Commander Cody
Bobby Black  Bruce Barlow  Andy Stein  Billy Farlow  Bill Kirchin Lance Dickerson
Barry Melton Band
Barry Melton (guitar) Ken Whaley (bass) Ray Martinez (guitar) Dave Charles (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



 Phil Nicholls, Friars fan

Many thanks for getting the Friars site up and running. Great memories!

The most memorable for me was meeting my future wife at the Commander Cody gig on Jan 24, 1976. We married in August 1977 and have recently celebrated 30 years together, courtesy of the Friars Club. And we both still have our membership cards.

press cuttings

what happened next
The band itself ceased from 1977, but Commander Cody (George Frayne) still gigs under the name today.

Barry Melton is still active today

odds and trivia
official web presence
Commander Cody official site
sound and vision
Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen - Country Casanova 
Barry Melton - Babylon

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