Based on internet findings here are some singers and music makers who practise the Buddhist faith.
I am no expert on Buddhism and have tried without much success to compile a list of 60's to 80's western pops that has a Buddhist theme. A search on the net hasn't revealed much but below is a rather shaky list which will suffice for the moment.
Although some of the songs have reasonable lyrics they do not deal much with the topic beyond the titles. A few of them show familiarity with Buddhist teachings. There is no intention to misinform, so please write in if otherwise:
1. Karma Man: David Bowie: 1968.
2. Instant Karma: John Lennon: 1970.
3. Sold To The Highest Buddha: Gong: 1973.
4. Bodhisattva: Steely Dan: 1973.
5. Shambala: Daniel Moore: Three Dog Night: 1973.
6. Dust In The Wind: Kansas: 1977.
7. Refuge Of The Road: Joni Mitchell: 1976.
8. Kharma Chameleon: Boy George: 1983.
9. Within You Without You: Beatles: 1967.
10. Tomorrow Never Knows: Beatles: 1966.
11. Oh Very Young: Cat Stevens: 1974.
If you know some, please contribute.
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Information from the Internet and may not be correct.