I was 7 yrs old… Hot Rod Lincoln coming out of my transistor radio was simply hypnotic. I couldn’t get enough of that song. His voice, that guitar riff, the lyrics. Such wonderful memories. Still love that song. RIP Commander.
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"Now the current Top 10 hit by the 8-man group that took its name from the title character of a mid-50's TV adventure series, and from the title of an old science-fiction movie serial, that's still seen a lot on TV today, but not in primetime, the first part of the group's name is from the TV series about a hero adventurer who went around doing good deeds and catching bad guys, his name was Commando Cody, which has been changed slightly to, Commander, and the rest of the group's name is from a 1949 grade D science-fiction movie serial, about a bunch of scientists who try to prevent a madman the diabolical Doctor Vulcan, from taking over the Earth, and one of the good guys has a rocket suit, with control buttons labeled, up, down, go, stop, or something like that, and he flies around and fights the bad guys, well the name of the serial was King of the Rocket Men and it starred Mae Clarke, House Peters, Jr. and Tristram Coffin, and the twelve episodes were edited into one feature length picture called, The Lost Planet Airmen, and at this very moment Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen are doing their flying, in a Model A Ford with a Lincoln engine, at #18...The 18th best selling song in the USA this week is by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from Berkeley, California, Hot Rod Lincoln." - Casey Kasem's American Top 40 from June 10th, 1972