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Carlos Santana working to turn John Coltrane's home into a museum

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Nov 04, 2013 | 12:01pm EST

Carlos Santana is eager to turn jazz musician John Coltrane's home into a museum and learning centre. Long Island, New York officials took on the renovation effort on the home a decade ago after purchasing the property for $975,000 (£650,000) and saving it from developers' plans to tear it down. Organisers at Friends of the John Coltrane Home have raised $320,000 (£213,330) towards the goal of $1.5 million (£1 million) and the Smooth hitmaker is now working with Coltrane's son, Ravi, to help with renovation efforts and costs. A statement from the guitar great reads: "The Coltrane Home is a beacon to anyone interested in jazz history, cultural history, African-American history, New York history and American history." Santana, who released a Coltrane tribute album in 1974, has raised $30,000 (£20,000) towards the effort. Coltrane died of cancer in 1967.

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