Anon. [Flyer] CRABS and Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen at the NEW MONK, University Ave., Berkeley. [Berkeley, California]: .
Black and white flyer promoting performance of the Crabs headlining with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen as the opening act. 8-1/2" x 11". Very Good + condition with little wear. $30.00
The band Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen was formed in Ann Arbor in 1967. They played the bar scene there, then moved to Berkeley in 1969. They are best known for their 1971 album Lost in the Ozone, and their single Hot Rod Lincoln. A history of the early days of this band in Berkeley can be seen at http://berkeleyfolk.blogspot.com/2010/09/commander-cody-and-his-lost-planet.html. The Crabs were a Berkeley band, well respected at the time, but little known today. The New Monk hosted bands and offered pizza and beer. It was located at 2119 University Avenue in Berkeley--where Shattuck Avenue meets University. in 1972 it was purchased by the owner of the Keystone SF and became Keystone Berkeley . (See Jerry's Brokendown Palaces). The flyer does not identify the year and this show is not recorded on the Internet. However November 6 is a Friday only in 1970 for the years these bands were operating.