Chart Position: 9

  • Originally recorded by Charley Ryan & Livingston Brothers (1955)
  • Based on Tiny Hill’s ‘Hot Rod Race’ (1951)
  • Lead vocals: George Frayne (Commander Cody)
  • Keyboards: George Frayne
  • Guitar: John Tichy, Bill Kirchen
  • Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen are from Ann Arbor MI
  • The band’s name was inspired by a character in 1950s movie serials
  • This is Commander Cody and Lost Planet Airmen’s only hit single
  • Later recorded by Johnny Bond (1974) and Asleep at the Wheel (1988)

 

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