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Coltrane’s Long Island Home Designated a Historical Place

The Dix Hills, Long Island home of jazz saxophone immortal John Coltrane and his wife Alice Coltrane has been added to both the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places. The home was the residence of the Coltrane family from 1964 to 1973. John Coltrane passed away in 1967. Alice, who was married to John only during the last year of his life and was a respected jazz musician and composer herself, died in January of this year.

In a press release, Robert C. Hughes, town historian of Huntington, New York, said, “It’s relatively unusual for a mid-’50s home to receive historic landmark designations. This attests to the significance of this site as the location from which the music of the Coltranes tremendously impacted the music world.”

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