So Leonard Nimoy was not so much rock’n’roll, but he did release eight (yes, eight) albums.
- Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space.
- Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy
- The Way I Feel
- The Touch of Leonard Nimoy
- The New World of Leonard Nimoy
- Space Odyssey
- Outer Space/Inner Mind
- Highly Illogical
Who knew? Who even heard?
Of course, we all remember William Shatner’s kitchy cover of Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.
But, the pair also cut a disc together, as you can see.
Still, there is no question of the influence of Star Trek and its characters on us boomers, and the cottage industry it spawned (I watched Next Generation and Voyager in addition to the original series).
There was also some music on the actual original Star Trek show, most of which was awful.
In honor of the life of the esteemed cultural icon, Spock, here is part of what was perhaps the worst episode, with some of the worst music. I do remember watching this when I was 16, and being half embarrassed, while half laughing my ass off.
But, Nimoy was indeed a mensch, as witnessed by his final message/Tweet, earlier in the week: “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”
Irrespective, Live long and prosper, Nimoy. You were a good egg.