Linear (group)

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Origin Miami, Florida
Genres Freestyle, dance-pop
Years active 1988–1993
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]


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]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Positions on parade
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.


Year Single Positions Certifications Album
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.


  • Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Pop Singles, 1955-2002. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. ISBN 0-89820-155-1.