John Coltrane

1926 - 1967

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John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Coltrane has received more than 5,023,752 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). John Coltrane is the 73rd most popular musician (down from 69th in 2019), the 461st most popular biography from United States (down from 377th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Musician.

John Coltrane is most famous for his jazz music. He was a saxophonist and composer.

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Among musicians, John Coltrane ranks 73 out of 2,675Before him are Alexander Glazunov, Sviatoslav Richter, Goran Bregović, Dean Martin, Benny Andersson, and Björn Ulvaeus. After him are Duke Ellington, Cliff Burton, Yehudi Menuhin, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Nat King Cole, and Giorgio Moroder.

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Among people born in 1926, John Coltrane ranks 23Before him are Andrzej Wajda, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Jerry Lewis, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Paul Bocuse, and Prince Claus of the Netherlands. After him are Allen Ginsberg, Ivan Illich, Harper Lee, Clifford Geertz, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and Jack Brabham. Among people deceased in 1967, John Coltrane ranks 18Before him are Mohammad Mosaddegh, Clement Attlee, André Maurois, Gordon Allport, Zoltán Kodály, and Ilya Ehrenburg. After him are Felix Yusupov, Johannes Itten, Casimir Funk, Rodion Malinovsky, Wolfgang Köhler, and Richard Kuhn.

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Among people born in United States, John Coltrane ranks 461 out of 15,968Before him are William S. Burroughs (1914), Jared Diamond (1937), Edgar Cayce (1877), Franklin Pierce (1804), William McKinley (1843), and Warren G. Harding (1865). After him are James Coburn (1928), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Kim Basinger (1953), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Roy Scheider (1932), and Mickey Rourke (1952).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, John Coltrane ranks 21Before him are Paul Simon (1941), Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Johnson (1911), Iggy Pop (1947), Chet Baker (1929), and Dean Martin (1917). After him are Duke Ellington (1899), Cliff Burton (1962), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Nat King Cole (1919), Lou Reed (1942), and Benny Goodman (1909).

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