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John Coltrane

1926 - 1967

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John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist, bandleader and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Born and raised in North Carolina, Coltrane moved to Philadelphia after graduating high school, where he studied music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Coltrane has received more than 6,321,912 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). John Coltrane is the 83rd most popular musician (down from 73rd in 2019), the 487th most popular biography from United States (down from 461st in 2019) and the 22nd 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 83 out of 2,662Before him are Mstislav Rostropovich, Goran Bregović, Paco de Lucía, Yehudi Menuhin, Richard Clayderman, and Sviatoslav Richter. After him are Lou Reed, Barry Gibb, Paul Simon, Thomas Bangalter, Karl Thomas Mozart, and David Oistrakh.

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Among people born in 1926, John Coltrane ranks 23Before him are Chuck Berry, René Goscinny, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Hugh Hefner, Paul Bocuse, and Prince Claus of the Netherlands. After him are Allen Ginsberg, Harper Lee, Ivan Illich, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jerry Lewis, and Clifford Geertz. Among people deceased in 1967, John Coltrane ranks 20Before him are Felix Yusupov, André Maurois, Zoltán Kodály, Gordon Allport, Ilya Ehrenburg, and Johannes Itten. After him are Rodion Malinovsky, Richard Kuhn, Françoise Dorléac, Wolfgang Köhler, Hermann Joseph Muller, and Casimir Funk.

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Among people born in United States, John Coltrane ranks 487 out of 18,182Before him are Ellen G. White (1827), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Chuck Jones (1912), Bernie Madoff (1938), and Glen Campbell (1936). After him are David Copperfield (1956), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Prince (1958), Crazy Horse (1840), Warren Beatty (1937), and Ronald Wayne (1934).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, John Coltrane ranks 22Before him are Robert Johnson (1911), Chet Baker (1929), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Cliff Burton (1962), Iggy Pop (1947), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916). After him are Lou Reed (1942), Paul Simon (1941), Duke Ellington (1899), Dean Martin (1917), Glenn Miller (1904), and Bill Evans (1929).

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