British music stars born in 1938

Here are 17 famous musicians from United Kingdom were born in 1938:

Chas Chandler

Chas Chandler (December 18, 1938 Heaton, Newcastle-July 17, 1996 Newcastle General Hospital) also known as Bryan "Chas" Chandler, Bryan James Chandler, Chandler, Bryan "Chas", Bryan James "Chas" Chandler or The Animals was a British musician, record producer, talent manager, bassist, songwriter, actor, film producer and singer. His children are Steffan Chandler, Alex Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler and Katherine Chandler.

Genres he performed include Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Psychedelic rock and Rock music.

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John Savident

John Savident (January 21, 1938 Guernsey-) is a British actor.

He is best known for his role as Fred Elliott in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. Savident began his acting career in the 1960s and appeared in numerous stage productions, television shows, and films. Besides his acting career, he was also a drama teacher and director. In addition to Coronation Street, he has had roles in popular TV shows such as Doctor Who, Emmerdale, and Holby City. Savident retired from acting in 2006 but has since made occasional TV appearances.

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Colin Allen

Colin Allen (May 9, 1938 Bournemouth-) also known as Allen, Colin is a British musician.

Genres he performed: Blues.

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Alexander Young

Alexander Young (December 28, 1938 Bridgeton, Glasgow-August 4, 1997 Hamburg) also known as Alex or Alex Young was a British guitarist, session musician, songwriter and music manager.

With a career spanning over three decades, Alex Young was known for his incredible guitar skills and versatility as a musician. He began his career in the 1960s playing in various bands in Scotland before moving to London to pursue a career as a session musician.

Young worked on numerous recordings for artists such as Dusty Springfield, Marianne Faithfull, and Tom Jones, and was highly sought after for his ability to add the perfect guitar parts to any song. He was also a prolific songwriter and wrote for many artists, including The Hollies and The Foundations.

In addition to his work as a musician, Young was also a successful music manager, guiding the careers of various artists such as Bonnie Tyler and 10cc. He moved to Germany in the 1970s and continued working as a musician and manager until his untimely death in 1997.

Alex Young's contributions to the music industry are undeniable, and he continues to be celebrated for his extraordinary talent and dedication to his craft.

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Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan (August 3, 1938 Limerick-) otherwise known as Michael Terence Wogan or Wogan, Terry is a British presenter and commentator.

His albums: The Radio 2 Janet & John Stories and Bandaged: Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth.

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Kenny Lynch

Kenny Lynch (March 18, 1938 Stepney-) also known as Lynch, Kenny, Kenneth Lynch, Ken Lynch or Kipper is a British songwriter, actor, singer and entertainer.

Discography: Half the Day's Gone and We Haven't Earned a Penny, Misery / Shut the Door and We Like Kenny. Genres related to him: Pop music, Rock music and Rock and roll.

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Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg (July 20, 1938 Doncaster-) also known as Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, Dame Diana Rigg, Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE or Patrick & Diana is a British actor. She has one child, Rachael Stirling.

Discography: Diana Rigg Sings!.

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Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp (July 22, 1938 Stepney-) also known as Terence Henry Stamp is a British actor, writer and author.

He first gained popularity as a film actor in the 1960s and has since appeared in over 60 films. Stamp's most famous roles include General Zod in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980), and as the villain in the hit action film The Limey (1999). He was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in the film Billy Budd (1962).

Aside from his successful film career, Stamp has also worked extensively in television and theater, including a critically acclaimed performance in the play The Collector in 1963. In addition to acting, he has also written several books, including his autobiography, "Stamp Album."

Stamp has been recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry, receiving numerous awards including the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the film The Limey. He has also been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to drama.

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Michael Preston

Michael Preston (May 14, 1938 Metropolitan Borough of Hackney-) otherwise known as Jack Davies or Mike Preston is a British singer and actor.

Discography: I've Got All the Time in the World.

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Kathryn Beaumont

Kathryn Beaumont (June 27, 1938 London-) also known as Katheryn Beaumont, Kathy Beaumont, Kathryn Beaumont-Levine or Disney Legend is a British singer, actor, teacher and voice actor.

She is best known for providing the voice of the character Alice in the Disney animated classic "Alice in Wonderland" (1951), as well as the voice of Wendy in "Peter Pan" (1953). Her voice acting work for Disney also included live-action reference modeling for the characters Alice and Wendy.

Beaumont continued to work in the entertainment industry as a college teacher, teaching acting and voice-over classes. She also served as a consultant for Disney on the London stage production of "Mary Poppins." In 1998, she was named a Disney Legend, recognizing her contributions to the company.

In addition to her voice acting work, Beaumont also appeared on the TV series "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a guest, and had a small role in the film "The High and the Mighty" (1954).

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David Kernan

David Kernan (June 23, 1938 London-) a.k.a. Kernan, David is a British actor and singer.

He began his career as a child actor in the West End and later appeared in numerous productions in London’s West End, including the original productions of "Oh, What a Lovely War!" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". In addition to his work on stage, Kernan appeared in several films, such as "The Blue Max", "Nicholas and Alexandra", and "They're a Weird Mob". He also had a successful career as a singer, appearing in cabarets and nightclubs in London and New York City. Later in his career, Kernan became a director and writer, working on productions for the West End and the BBC.

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Alan Ford

Alan Ford (February 23, 1938 Walworth-) is a British actor.

He is best known for his roles in several popular TV dramas and sitcoms, including "Snatch" (2000), "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998), and "EastEnders" (1985).

In addition to his acting career, Ford has also worked behind the scenes as a producer and director. He has produced several feature films, including "The Business" (2005) and "Love, Honor and Obey" (2000), and has directed a number of short films and music videos.

Outside of his work in the entertainment industry, Ford is known for his philanthropic efforts. He has been involved with numerous charitable organizations and has served as an ambassador for various causes.

Ford continues to act and work in the film and television industry, and has received numerous awards and nominations for his contributions to the entertainment industry.

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Bill Harry

Bill Harry (September 17, 1938 Smithdown Road, Liverpool-) is a British journalist, publicist and public relations.

He is best known for being a close friend of The Beatles during their early years and for founding the influential music magazine Mersey Beat. Harry developed a fascination with rock ‘n’ roll in his teenage years and quickly immersed himself in the music scene in Liverpool, where he became acquainted with a young group known as The Beatles. He began managing them and writing about them in his publication, which became instrumental in promoting not only The Beatles, but also other local Liverpool bands that formed part of the Mersey Beat sound.

Throughout his career, Harry remained committed to promoting and supporting the local music scene, both in Liverpool and beyond. He continued to write and publish music-related content, and also worked as a publicist and public relations consultant for various artists and organizations. In addition to his music-related work, Harry has authored several books, including a biography of The Beatles’ early years called “The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia” and a memoir titled “Bill Harry’s Merseybeat: The Beatles Years”. Today, he remains an important figure in the music industry, particularly for his contributions to the early success and recognition of The Beatles.

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Eleanor Bron

Eleanor Bron (March 14, 1938 Stanmore-) is a British actor, author, screenwriter, voice actor and comedian.

She studied English literature at Newnham College, Cambridge, and then went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her breakthrough role was in the iconic film "Help!" alongside The Beatles in 1965. She also appeared in several other films throughout the 1960s, including "Two for the Road" and "Bedazzled".

Aside from her work in film, Bron has had a successful career in theater. She has collaborated with director Peter Brook on several productions, including "A Midsummer Night's Dream". She has also written several plays and books, including the memoir "Life and Other Punctures". As a voice actor, she has lent her voice to several animated films, including "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "The Simpsons Movie".

Throughout her career, Bron has received several accolades, including a BAFTA nomination for her role in the film "Women in Love" and a Tony Award nomination for her work in the Broadway play "The White Devil".

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Brian Locking

Brian Locking (December 22, 1938 Bedford-) otherwise known as Locking, Brian or Licorice Locking is a British musician, songwriter and bassist.

Genres he performed include Rockabilly and Rock and roll.

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Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed (February 13, 1938 Wimbledon-May 2, 1999 Valletta) also known as Robert Oliver Reed, Ollie, Mr England or Reed, Oliver was a British actor and soldier. He had two children, Mark Reed and Sarah Reed.

Reed started his acting career in the late 1950s and appeared in numerous British TV shows and films throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He was best known for his roles in "The Trap" (1966), "Oliver!" (1968), and "Tommy" (1975). Reed was also notorious for his love of drinking and his wild behavior, which sometimes landed him in trouble both on and off the set. In 1988, he suffered a heart attack during the filming of "The Return of the Musketeers" and had to be replaced. Despite his reputation as a drinker, Reed was an accomplished athlete and even appeared in the 1964 Olympics as a hammer thrower for Great Britain. Reed passed away in 1999 while in Malta shooting his final film, "Gladiator," and his role was completed using digital technology and a body double.

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Gwynne Howell

Gwynne Howell (June 13, 1938 Gorseinon-) a.k.a. Howell, Gwynne is a British opera singer and actor.

His most important albums: Mass in F minor / Psalm 150, Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius / Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens / Parry: I Was Glad, Messiah and Guillaume Tell.

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