John Coltrane, also known by the nickname "Trane", was a celebrated American composer and jazz saxophonist known for his instrumental contribution to modern jazz. Some of his most acclaimed recordings include Giant Steps and In a Sentimental Mood. He was posthumously honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
He was born to Alice Blair and John R. Coltrane. He was married twice. His first marriage was in 1955 to Juanita Naima Gurbbs, whose daughter he adopted. He divorced Juanita in 1966. That same year, he got married to pianist Alice Coltrane and had two sons with her. The marriage lasted until his death the following year.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945 so he would not be drafted by the U.S. Army.
He battled addictions to alcohol and heroin for several years.
All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.John Coltrane
was a famous American saxophonist and composer,
who was born on
September 23, 1926. As a person born on this date, John Coltrane is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 23) and the 18th most popular for the year (1926).
People born on September 23
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
John Coltrane is the 285th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to John Coltrane's birthday, John Coltrane is the 2042nd most famous American.
In general, John Coltrane ranks as the 3553rd
most popular famous person, and the 1st most popular saxophonist of all time.
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