Wins posthumous first Grammy for Bye Bye Blackbird
Records biggest-selling album of career, A Love Supreme
Takes up residency at the Village Vanguard
Releases pioneering solo album Giant Steps
Joins The Miles Davis Quartet
In 1995, John Coltrane was honored by the United States Postal Service with a commemorative postage stamp.
In 1999, Universal Studios acknowledged Coltrane's influence on cinema by naming a street on the Universal Studios lot in his honor.
Coltrane's Philadelphia home from 1952 to 1958 was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1999. His New York home for the last three years of his life was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
In 2007, Coltrane was awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize Board for his "lifetime of innovated and influential work."