Birthdays in Music in May 1938

  • 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)