John Coltrane

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Birthday
23, 1926
Birthplace
Hamlet, NC
Death Date
Jul 17, 1967 (40)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
23, 1926
Birthplace
Hamlet, NC
Death Date
Jul 17, 1967 (40)

About

Influential saxophonist and composer best known for his influence on modern jazz. He was the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Before Fame

He joined the Navy as a young man and played in the Navy band.

Trivia

As a saxophonist he received a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation and worked with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.

Family Life

He married twice: To Juanita Grubbs and Alice Macleod. He had two children.

Associated With

The first time he saw Charlie Parker perform, he was inspired to play.