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About John Coltrane
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.
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Famous quotes by John Coltrane
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
John Coltrane's Popularity
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 14th 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 384th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to John Coltrane's birthday, John Coltrane is the 3430th most famous American.
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