Everyone's favorite Vulcan, Leonard Nimoy, was actually a pretty impressive vocalist. While playing the beloved Star Trek character, Spock, Nimoy released five albums. The first couple were science fiction-themed, but the rest were covers of popular folk songs, while a few were originals that he had written or co-written himself.
Nimoy described the very start of his music career, saying, "Charles Grean of Dot Records had arranged with the studio to do an album of space music based on music from Star Trek, and he has a teenage daughter who's a fan of the show and a fan of Mr. Spock. She said, 'Well, if you're going to do an album of music from Star Trek, then Mr. Spock should be on the album.' So Dot contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in either speaking or singing on the record. I said I was very interested in doing both. ... That was the first album we did, which was called Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space. It was very well received and successful enough that Dot then approached me and asked me to sign a long-term contract."
Nimoy's second album, Two Sides Of Leonard Nimoy, was am album that described the man perfectly. Half of it was science fiction, inspired by Mr. Spock, and the other side held his own interests, like country music. Here, he covered Glen Campbell's mega hit, "Gentle On My Mind".
Impressive, right? In 1970, Nimoy released The New World of Leonard Nimoy, which featured Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line". Though know one could ever perform this song like Cash, Nimoy's rendition is definitely top notch.
He also covered Kenny Rogers' "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" on this same album.
Mr. Nimoy, you've lead and impressive life and definitely left behind a great legacy. Leonard passed away at the age of 83 on February 27, 2015 due to COPD complications. If there's one thing we're sure of when it comes to Leonard Nimoy, he, without a doubt, lived long and prospered.