Artists born in / bands formed in 1938

Artist Active Genre & Styles
Etta James 1950s - 2010s Blues, Early R&B, Soul-Blues, Soul
Gordon Lightfoot 1950s - 2020s Folk, Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock
McCoy Tyner 1960s - 2020s Jazz, Modal Music, Post-Bop, Progressive Jazz, Modern Big Band, Avant-Garde Jazz, Global Jazz, Hard Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Modern Creative, Piano Jazz, Standards
Freddie Hubbard 1950s - 2000s Jazz, Fusion, Hard Bop, Jazz-Funk, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz
Fela Kuti 1950s - 1990s International, Afro-beat, Afro-Pop, African Traditions, Nigerian, West African
Lee Morgan 1950s - 1970s Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Music, Soul Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Progressive Jazz, Trumpet Jazz
Ben E. King 1950s - 2010s R&B, Pop/Rock, Brill Building Pop, Early Pop/Rock, Soul, Early R&B, Pop-Soul, AM Pop
Shirley Caesar 1950s - 2020s Religious, Black Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Gospel
Duane Eddy 1950s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Instrumental Rock, Rock & Roll
Charles Lloyd 1950s - 2020s Jazz, Hard Bop, Crossover Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz
Allen Toussaint 1950s - 2010s R&B, Pop/Rock, Early R&B, New Orleans R&B, Soul, Southern Soul
Eddie Cochran 1950s - 1960s Pop/Rock, Country, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk
Norman Blake 1950s - 2020s Country, Pop/Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Neo-Traditional Folk, Traditional Bluegrass, Traditional Folk, Progressive Bluegrass
Bill Withers 1960s - 2000s R&B, Soul, Smooth Soul, Singer/Songwriter
Kenny Rogers 1950s - 2010s Country, Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Country-Pop, Soft Rock, Urban Cowboy, AM Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Johnny Paycheck 1950s - 2000s Country, Outlaw Country, Traditional Country, Honky Tonk
J.J. Cale 1950s - 2010s Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Banda el Recodo 1930s - 2020s Latin, International, Banda, Mexican Traditions, Bolero, Ranchera, Corrido, Cumbia
Hoyt Axton 1960s - 1990s Country, Country-Pop, Country-Folk, Traditional Country
Rich Little 1950s - 2020s Comedy/Spoken, Standup Comedy, Comedy
Jack Jones 1950s - 2020s Vocal, Stage & Screen, Pop/Rock, Show Tunes, Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Early Pop/Rock
Nico 1950s - 1980s Pop/Rock, Proto-Punk, Art Rock, Experimental
Hariprasad Chaurasia 1950s - 2020s International, Indian Classical, Indian Subcontinent Traditions, Raga, Indian
Julius Hemphill 1960s - 1990s Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band, Free Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Modern Creative, Saxophone Jazz
Walter Jackson 1950s - 1980s R&B, Chicago Soul, Northern Soul, Soul, Quiet Storm, Smooth Soul, Early R&B
Eddie Adcock 1940s - 2020s Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass, Folksongs, Traditional Folk
Holger Czukay 1960s - 2010s Pop/Rock, Avant-Garde, Rap, Alternative/Indie Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Experimental Electronic, Experimental Rock
Mahlathini 1960s - 1990s International, Pop/Rock, African Traditions, Mbaqanga, South African Pop, Southern African, Afro-Pop
Pete La Roca 1950s - 1990s Jazz, Hard Bop, Global Jazz, Latin Jazz
"Spider" John Koerner 1960s - 2020s Folk, Blues, Folk Revival, Acoustic Blues, Folk-Blues
Rusty Kershaw 1940s - 2000s International, Country, Folk, Pop/Rock, North American Traditions, Traditional Country, Creole, Cajun, Country Boogie, Honky Tonk, String Bands, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly
Steve Kuhn 1960s - 2020s Jazz, Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Joanne Brackeen 1950s - 2020s Jazz, Post-Bop, Jazz Instrument, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz, Progressive Jazz
Nick Gravenites 1960s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Blues, Blues-Rock, Electric Chicago Blues, Folk-Blues, Psychedelic/Garage, Regional Blues
Peter Stampfel 1960s - 2020s Folk, Pop/Rock, Folk Revival, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic/Garage, Singer/Songwriter
Denny Zeitlin 1950s - 2020s Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Johnnie Allan 1960s - 2000s International, Blues, Regional Blues, Swamp Blues, Cajun, North American Traditions
P.J. Proby 1950s - 2020s Pop/Rock, R&B, British Invasion, Disco, Pop-Soul, Soul, Contemporary Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Early Pop/Rock
Red Steagall 1960s - 2020s Country, Bakersfield Sound, Country-Pop, Cowboy, Honky Tonk, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Traditional Country, Truck Driving Country
Hal Galper 1960s - 2020s Jazz, Post-Bop, Jazz Instrument, Neo-Bop, Piano Jazz
Alan Vega 1960s - 2010s Pop/Rock, Avant-Garde, Rock & Roll, Experimental, Experimental Electronic, Roots Rock, Proto-Punk, Art Rock
William Bolcom 1970s - 2000s Classical, Jazz, Vocal, Avant-Garde, Modern Composition, Ragtime, Vocal Music, Traditional Pop, Keyboard, Chamber Music
Eric Gale 1960s - 1990s Jazz, Blues, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Fusion
Mike Mainieri 1950s - 2020s Jazz, Pop/Rock, Experimental, Fusion, Post-Bop, Crossover Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz
Billie Jo Spears 1950s - 2010s Country, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Progressive Country, Traditional Country, Country-Pop
Bobby Charles 1950s - 1990s Pop/Rock, R&B, International, Country, New Orleans R&B, Cajun, Early R&B, North American Traditions, Rock & Roll, Americana
Yuri Temirkanov 1960s - 2020s Classical, Orchestral, Opera, Concerto, Symphony, Ballet
Ian Partridge 1960s - 1990s Classical, Folk, Choral, Vocal Music
Reinbert de Leeuw 1960s - 2010s Classical, Orchestral, Keyboard, Chamber Music, Choral
Simon Preston 1960s - 2010s Classical, Choral, Keyboard