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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Abstract

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: P300 Media studies
W300 Music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Centre for Media and Cultural Research
Depositing User: Professor Tony Whyton
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 08:49
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 08:49
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5629

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