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|Leonard Nimoy's memorial is set in vinyl|
Leonard Nimoy was a space oddity.
On Friday, the Boston-born character actor most famous for portraying Mr. Spock on Star Trek passed away at the age of 83, leaving a broad and diverse fanbase to grieve him.
Nimoy and Spock are so closely related that they're often conflated into a singular individual -- the striaghtforward-yet-lethal Vulcan who hails logic above all -- but Nimoy was in fact a heartfelt and accomplished man of emotion. He was an active poet, and he released six albums over the course of his life, one of which was aptly titled The Way I Feel.
The first of his recorded ventures was Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space, a 1967 venture from Dot Records that finds Nimoy evoking his pointy-eared alter ego in a goofy and absurdist jaunt from the stars.More »