Linden began his career after earning a degree in music education at USC. He started as a producer for the Heliotrope and Las Palmas theaters, producing more than 20 shows in L.A., New York and Chicago in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In the late ’90s, he joined Paramount Television as a music manager and administrator.
He then joined CBS Television Studios in 2006, where he was a key member of the studio’s music department. Linden was responsible for all West Coast submissions of music cue sheet information for all programs and was on the advisory committee of the industry-wide cue sheet reporting system, RapidCue. He had in-depth music and historical knowledge of key properties such as “Star Trek.”
Linden was also a seasoned musician who played piano and provided lead vocals for the jazz and blues band Zen Boogie from 2005 until his death. A memorial service will be held in Los Angeles’ Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary on April 7.
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