Linde, Dennis

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Linde, Dennis Gender: M
Dennis Norvell Bell
born on 18 March 1943 at 13:27 (= 1:27 PM )
Place Abilene, Texas, 32n27, 99w44
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°17' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°16 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 07°37'


American singer-songwriter based in Nashville who had over 250 of his songs recorded. Rarely working with co-writers, he wrote both words and music for most of his songs. In 1994, Linde won BMI's "Top Writer Award" and received four awards as BMI's most-performed titles for that year. He earned 14 BMI "Million-Air" songs (a song played on the air one million times).

He is best known for writing the 1972 Elvis Presley hit, "Burning Love", and he also wrote ten top-5 U.S. country hits. He also wrote "Goodbye Earl", a gold single for the Dixie Chicks in 2000.

In 2001, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Linde died of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on 22 December 2006 at the age of 63.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 2001 (Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame)
  • Death by Disease 22 December 2006 (Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, age 63)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth report, Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas), 19 March 1943, p. 27. Full name from Texas Birth Index.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Nashville Songwriters)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession