Birthdays in Music in 1938

  • Jan 6 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • Jan 7 Paul Revere, American pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 13 Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
  • Jan 14 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Jan 14 Jack Jones, singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • Jan 19 Eskil Hemberg, composer
  • Jan 19 Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • Jan 24 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist
  • Jan 25 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Jan 27 Kim Gardner, rocker (Byrds)
  • Jan 31 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), born in Melbourne (d. 2015)
  • Feb 1 Jimmy Carl Black, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • Feb 4 Joe Beard, American blues guitarist (No More Cherry Rose), born in Ashland, Mississippi
  • Feb 5 Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
  • Feb 6 Ellsworth Milburn, composer
  • Feb 7 Robert Frank Baksa, composer
  • Feb 8 Ray Sharpe, singer-songwriter, (Linda Lu), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • Feb 11 Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
  • Feb 11 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, singer-songwriter (Monster Mash)
  • Feb 16 John Corigliano, American composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 22 Bobby Hendricks, US soul vocalist (Itchy Twitchy Feeling)
  • Feb 25 Ed Cobb, American musician, song-writer and producer (Tainted Love), (d. 1999)
  • Mar 2 Simon Estes, Centerville Iowa, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)
  • Mar 3 Douglas Leedy, composer
  • Mar 3 Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • Mar 5 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • Mar 6 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Mar 8 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • Mar 9 Lill-Babs, Swedish singer
  • Mar 12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • Mar 12 Dimitri Terzakis, composer
  • Mar 12 Tona Scherchen-Hsiao, composer
  • Mar 13 Hans-Joachim Hespos, composer
  • Mar 13 Jean-Claude Risset, composer
  • Mar 13 Erma Franklin, American singer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 15 Dick Higgins, composer
  • Mar 17 Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
  • Mar 18 Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer (Sweet Country)
  • Mar 23 Dave Pike, jazz vibraphone and marimba player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Mar 24 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), born in Danzig, Poland (d. 2017)
  • Mar 31 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • Apr 3 Jeff Barry, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 3 Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (Detroit Spinners)
  • Apr 5 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer
  • Apr 7 Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 8 Barton Keith McLean, composer
  • Apr 11 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Colonge (d. 2017)
  • Apr 13 Frederic Rzewski, Westfield Mass, composer (Spacecraft)
  • Apr 19 Jonathan Tunick, composer
  • Apr 20 Johnny Tillotson, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion), born in Jacksonville, Florida

  • Apr 26 Duane Eddy, American guitarist (Peter Gunn, Cannonball), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 26 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 29 Klaus Voormann, German rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), born in Berlin, Germany
  • May 4 Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
  • May 5 Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)
  • May 10 Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
  • May 10 Philip Gordon Winsor, American composer, Born in Morris, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Carla Bley [Carla Borg], American musician (Escalator Over the Hill), born in Oakland, California
  • May 11 Harvey Sollberger, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • May 17 Pervis Jackson, American R&B singer (Spinners), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2008)
  • May 20 Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • May 26 Jackie Liebesit, rocker (Can)
  • May 26 Teresa Stratas, [Anastasia Stratakis], soprano (Salome), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 26 William Elden Bolcom, composer (Oracles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 28 Prince Buster, Jamaican reggae musician and producer (Madness), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2016)
  • Jun 9 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Gwynne Howell, British opera singer
  • Jun 16 Mickie Finn, Hugo Oklahoma, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)
  • Jun 18 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, rocker/actor (Soup for 1, Greeased Lightning)
  • Jun 20 Nikolay Avksentevich Martinov, composer
  • Jun 24 Lowell Cross, composer
  • Jun 29 Billy Storm, singer (Valiants-This is the Night)
  • Jun 29 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer
  • Jun 30 Chris Hinze, Dutch flutist (Vivat Vivaldi)
  • Jun 30 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 4 Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
  • Jul 5 Stanley Joel Silverman, composer
  • Jul 6 Franco, Zaire, composer/guitarist/leader (Masumbuku)
  • Jul 9 Paul Seiko Chihara, US/Japanese composer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 10 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter
  • Jul 11 Terry Garthwaite, US guitarist/singer (Joy of Cooking)
  • Jul 14 Bob Scholl, rocker (Mellow Kings)
  • Jul 16 Thorkell Sigurbjornsson, composer
  • Jul 17 Stan Bronstein, rocker
  • Jul 18 Dudu Pukwana, [Mtutuzel], South African/British saxophonist/composer
  • Jul 18 Ian Stewart, Scottish pianist (d. 1985)
  • Jul 21 Anton Emil Kuerti, composer
  • Jul 24 Mike Mainieri, American vibraphonist (Steps Ahead), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Jul 26 Bobby Hebb, American country singer and songwriter (Sunny), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Jul 27 Isabelle Aubret, French singer
  • Jul 28 George Cummings, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • Aug 8 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 8 Jacques Hetu, composer
  • Aug 11 Rainer Boesch, composer
  • Aug 13 Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist

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Aug 21 Kenny Rogers, singer (Through the Years), born in Houston, Texas

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • Aug 23 Roger Greenaway, composer
  • Aug 23 Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
  • Aug 24 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 24 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Aug 26 Jet Black, English drummer, one of the founding members of The Stranglers
  • Sep 6 Joan Tower, composer (Breakfast Rhythms), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Sep 11 Charles Patrick, rocker (Monotones)
  • Sep 12 Judy Clay [Guions], soul and gospel singer, born in St Paul, North Carolina (d. 2001)
  • Sep 12 Tatiana Troyanos, American mezzo-soprano (Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 19 Zygmunt Krauze, composer
  • Sep 20 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril, Stuff), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Sep 20 Jane Manning, English soprano, born in Norwich
  • Sep 21 Atli Heimir Sveinsson, composer
  • Sep 21 Yuji Takahashi, composer
  • Sep 22 Sol Amarfio, Ghanaian musician (Osibisa)
  • Sep 28 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • Oct 3 Eddie Cochran, rock vocalist/guitarist (C'Mon Everybody), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 3 Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer
  • Oct 5 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2016)
  • Oct 15 Fela Ransome/Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian singer/saxophonist (d. 1997)
  • Oct 15 Marvin E "Marv" Johnson, US gospel/R&B singer (Move 2 mountains)
  • Oct 15 Rafael Aponte-Ledee, composer
  • Oct 16 Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)
  • Oct 18 Ronnie Bright, rocker (Coasters)
  • Oct 24 Fred E Finn, pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 29 Peter Stampfel, musician and songwriter (The Holy Modal Rounders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 2 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans)
  • Nov 4 Harry Elston, R&B singer (Friends of Distinction ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 5 Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (d. 1980)
  • Nov 6 P J Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 6 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • Nov 7 Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)
  • Nov 8 Richard Stoker, composer
  • Nov 10 H J de Royen, director (Dutch Concertgebouw Orchestra)
  • Nov 11 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • Nov 11 Roger Laver, [Jackson], rock keyboardist (Tornados)
  • Nov 16 Richard Landry, composer
  • Nov 16 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Nov 17 Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

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Nov 17 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • Nov 19 Hank Medress, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 1 Sandy Nelson, Santa Monica, 50s rocker (Teen Beat, All Night Long)
  • Dec 3 Jose Serebrier, Montevideo Uruguay, conductor/composer (Star Wagon)
  • Dec 4 Yvonne Minton, Australian soprano
  • Dec 5 John J Cale, rock guitarist (After Midnight), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • Dec 9 William Thomas McKinley, composer
  • Dec 10 Yuri Temirkanov, Nalchik Russia, conductor (Kirov)
  • Dec 11 Enrico Macias, Algerian-born French singer
  • Dec 11 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist
  • Dec 12 Connie Francis, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 12 Joel Chadabe, composer
  • Dec 13 Alvin Curran, composer
  • Dec 13 Tony Gomez, rocker (Foundations)
  • Dec 17 Carlo Little, English drummer (d. 2005)
  • Dec 18 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, born in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Dec 20 John Harris Harbison, composer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Dec 25 David Borden, composer
  • Dec 28 Charles Neville, US rock vocalist/saxophonist (Neville Brothers)
  • Dec 28 Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician