The legend of the Lost Planet Airmen lives on with the infamous Commander Cody on piano, leading the instrumental virtuosity and musical mayhem with his legendary antics. The Commander Cody Band represents the essence of American roots music - from old time rock and roll, redneck country, boogie-woogie and Cajun to swing/jazz. Late-'60s British rock singerTerry Reid could have been a lot more famous if he hadn't turned down the slot of lead singer for the New Yardbirds in 1968. Unlike Robert Plant, Reid was also a guitarist, and the opportunity to head his own group no doubt played a part in his decision to gun for a solo career.
With jazz's first million seller, 'Take Five' in 1959, Brubeck experimented with daring time signatures and a distinctive harmonic approach, launching what would be called "West Coast" or "cool" jazz. The legend was recently introduced to a whole new generation through his appearances on Ken Burns' documentary mini-series 'Jazz.'
Added by Upcoming Robot on October 31, 2007