Song of Praise: Musicians, Myths and the "Cult" of John Coltrane

Whyton, Tony (2014) Song of Praise: Musicians, Myths and the "Cult" of John Coltrane. In: Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices. Routledge Studies in popular Music . Routledge, Newy York and London, pp. 97-114. ISBN 978-0-415-50639-7

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This chapter dispels the mythology of fans as imagined "others" and explores ways in which fandom permeates a range of personal and professional contrexts. Drawing on the reverance of John Coltrane, I examine the discourse of musicians as fans in jazz. Coltrane is arguably the most revered icon in jazz history, inspiring an obsessive following of writers, record collectors and enthusiasts.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Tony Whyton
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 08:49
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 16:17

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