Artist, musician, and pioneering band leader Commander Cody helped invent a whole new style of music during the early 1970's, a period regarded as the height of rock innovation.  Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were one of the original groups to fuse divergent strains of American roots music - stripped-down basic rock and roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, bop, country, western swing and rockabilly - and create an innovative yet familiar and convincing sound.