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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 17 Aug 1998
  • Address:
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  • Notes: On Marshfield Way as it merges into Hollywood Blvd

Carlos Santana

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Santana in Indianapolis, 2010

Source: Wikipedia

Carlos Santana audio (help·info) (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and roll and Latin American jazz. Its sound featured his melodic, blues-based lines set against Latin and African rhythms played on percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2015, Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.2 He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.3

Fact file

  • Born: July 20, 1947 (age 71)Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Origin: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Genres: Latin rockblues rockjazz fusion
  • Occupation(s): Musiciansongwriterbandleader
  • Instruments: Guitarpercussionvocals
  • Years active: 1965–presentupdate
  • Labels: RCA1AristaPolydorColumbiaCGDPolyGram
  • Associated acts: SantanaLos Lonely BoysJohn McLaughlinManáHerbie Hancock
  • Website: santana.com

Read more about Carlos Santana at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Carlos Santana, Khalid & More Named Ambassadors for House of Blues Music Forward Foundation
Billboard, 2019-08-20 13:00:00
Khalid, Carlos Santana, Benny Blanco, Martina McBride and more have been named to the inaugural Ambassadors Council for the House of Blues Music...

Carlos Santana on lessons of Woodstock 50 years later
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-08-16 14:57:57
"More important than the mescaline or Jerry Garcia or Woodstock or the music is how these people were able to co-exist with unity and harmony"

Carlos Santana on what we can learn from Woodstock 50 years later
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-08-16 13:39:36
Carlos Santana is a global music icon. The guitarist and his band first topped the charts with “Evil Ways” off their self-titled debut in 1969. Fifty years ago this weekend, Santana took the stage at Woodstock in Bethel, New York. At the time, he was an unknown musician. He won ...

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