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Hamlet, North Carolina: John Coltrane Mural

Multi-story photo-realist mural of hometown hero John Coltrane and his saxophone. Painted in 2020 by Scott Nurkin.

Vance St., Hamlet, NC
Downtown, on the corner of Vance and Raleigh Sts.
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John Coltrane Mural.

John Coltrane Mural

At the intersection of Vance and Raleigh Streets is an amazingly well done mural of saxophonist John Coltrane. It is on the outside back wall of the former town movie theatre.

[S Gasser, 04/25/2023]

Painted in 2020 by Scott Nurkin, based on a photograph by Chuck Stewart. Famous jazz musician John Coltrane was born in Hamlet, then spent most of his life elsewhere. He died, age 40, from liver disease likely caused by a combination of alcohol and heroin injection with dirty needles.

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