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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 17 Aug 1998
  • Address:
    7092 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 380th
    Monthly Average: 394th
  • 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

Variety, 2019-09-21 21:39:26
Who do you call when your pal Carlos Santana has plans on a Friday night? If you’re Rob Thomas, you recruit another famous friend, rocker Sammy Hagar, who turned up to help the singer close out his Chip Tooth Smile tour with a performance of “Smooth” at the Fox Performing ...

Rob Thomas and Carlos Santana Have a 'Smooth' Reunion in Las Vegas
Billboard, 2019-09-16 13:21:08
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their record-breaking collaboration, Rob Thomas and Carlos Santana reunited onstage in Las Vegas on...

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...

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