- Author Existence Failure: Sadly, he was only forty years old at the time of his death.
- Breakthrough Hit: 1960's Giant Steps.
- Colbert Bump: Got one after Vox Media profiled the Title Track of Giant Steps for its Earworm series as "The Most Feared Song in Jazz, Explained". Then the video won an Emmy Award and probably brought in some more listeners.
- Creator Couple: With his second wife, Alice, who played the harp amongst other instruments. After his death she launched a well respected solo career in her own right.
Trivia / John Coltrane