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Commander Cody: Lost Planet Airman Finds Lone Star, Starts Drinking

Mick Brown, Street Life, 21 February 1976

THEY DIDN’T ask Commander Cody if they could use his face to advertise Lone Star beer, but he’s the first to admit it fits. "Country music goes real well with beer-drinking," says Cody. "It’s a lot easier to relate to when you’re loaded." Which is why he didn’t raise cain when he saw the advertisement: just got his lawyers on the hot-line arranging a little deal. If you’re helping people slake their thirst you might as well grease your palm while you’re about it.

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