Coltrane Home Receives National Historic Designation
The Dix Hills, Long Island home of jazz musical greats, John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, has just 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, a renowned saxophonist and composer, composed "A Love Supreme" - one of the largest-selling jazz albums of all time - at the home. John Coltrane passed away in 1967.
According to Robert C. Hughes, Huntington Town Historian, "It's relatively unusual for a mid-fifties' 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. This also confirms the Town of Huntington's belief that this is a significant landmark."