Distinguished SOTW Member/Forum Contributor 2009
This slipped by without my noticing that John Coltrane passed away 40 years ago on July 17, 1967. Initially, Trane was the sole inspiration for me to play music. I was in a music store in Bloomington Indiana in the spring of 1972. My Favorite Things from the Live At Newport '63 album was playing. I didn't play any instrument or know anything about music but I was immediately captivated by the music (it's 17 minutes long). I bought that used record and purchased my first sax within the year.