Linear (group)

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Linear
Origin Miami, Florida
Genres Freestyle, dance-pop
Years active 1988–1994
Labels Atlantic
Past members Charlie Pennachio
Joey Restivo
Wyatt Pauley

Linear was an American freestyle-pop trio from Miami, Florida.[1]

The lineup consisted of vocalist and main songwriter Charlie Pennachio, guitarist Wyatt Pauley and conga player Joey Restivo.[1] In 1990, the band had a hit with the gold single, "Sending All My Love", which was released on Atlantic Records and reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two years later, they had another hit with the single "T.L.C.", which reached number 30. In 1990, they released their first, self-titled album, followed in 1992 by their second Caught in the Middle.[2] The band dissolved in 1993.[1]

Career[edit]

Linear was formed in 1988 in Sunrise, Florida after Pennachio and Tolga Katas finished the recording of "Sending All My Love" and released it on their record label, Futura Records.[1]

Atlantic Records re-released the single that charted in the U.S. Top 5 and earned RIAA Platinum certification. A self-titled album and two singles followed.[1] Pauley left the band in 1992 after the release of the single "TLC" which charted Top 30. Since then Pennachio has become a music executive, Hit song writer & producer. [3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Positions on parade
CAN USA[4]
1990 Linear
  • Released: March 21, 1990
  • Label: Atlantic Records
37 [5] 52
1992 Caught in the Middle
  • Released: April 28, 1992
  • Label: Atlantic Records
- -
"-" denotes a release that did not make the stop.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Positions Certifications Album
CAN
[6][7]
US
[8]
NZ
[9]
1990 "Sending All My Love" 20 5 13 USA: Gold[10] Linear
"Don't You Come Cryin'" 70
"Something Going On"
1992 "T.L.C." 43 30 43 Caught in the Middle
"Smile If You Like Sex"
1994 "Let's Go All the Way" 12"/CD Single
"—" denotes a release that did not make the stop.

References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Pop Singles, 1955-2002. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  1. ^ a b c d e Monger, Timothy. "Linear | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Linear - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Charlie "Steele" Pennachio | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Linear - Linear - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 
  8. ^ "Linear - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-18. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  10. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - November 29, 2014". riaa.com. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015.