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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 17 Aug 1998
  • Address:
    7092 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 381st
    Monthly Average: 313th
  • 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

On ‘Africa Speaks,’ Santana Finds a Worthy Partner in Buika
NY Times Music, 2019-06-25 18:26:14
Carlos Santana’s new album started when he brought a playlist of African songs to the producer Rick Rubin. Then the 71-year-old guitarist found the LP’s voice on the internet.

Variety, 2019-04-26 15:37:48
Here’s an indisputable fact: Rob Thomas is an expert at his craft. As a songwriter who’s penned nearly a dozen hits with Matchbox Twenty, the band he co-founded in 1990 while barely out of his teens, on through collaborations like 1999’s “Smooth” with Carlos Santana, to his own solo career, ...

Indians Stars Carlos Santana, Hanley Ramirez Becomes U.S. Citizens
TMZ, 2019-04-19 19:51:00
The Cleveland Indians game got rained out on Friday ... but there's still a lot to celebrate, 'cause Carlos Santana was officially sworn in as United States citizen!! The Dominican slugger took his oath of citizenship in front of his…

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