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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 17 Aug 1998
  • Address:
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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 musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. 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 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.

Fact file

  • Born: July 20, 1947 (age 68) Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Origin: San Francisco, United States
  • Genres: Latin rock chicano rock rock blues rock jazz rock tejano free jazz psychedelic rock
  • Occupation(s): Musician songwriter bandleader
  • Instruments: Guitar percussion vocals
  • Years active: 1966–present
  • Labels: RCA Arista Polydor Columbia Polygram CBS
  • Associated acts: Santana Los Lonely Boys John McLaughlin Maná Herbie Hancock
  • Website: santana.com

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

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Carlos Santana praises Beyonce after critique
Yahoo Entertainment, 2017-02-15 21:02:01
Guitar legend Carlos Santana has voiced regret and praised Beyonce after he suggested that she deserved to lose to Adele for the Album of the Year Grammy. "With all respect to our sister Beyonce, Beyonce is very beautiful to look at and it's more like modeling kind of music -- ...

Carlos Santana Clarifies Post-GRAMMY Comments About Adele and Beyonce: 'I Have the Utmost Respect'
Entertainment Tonigh, 2017-02-15 20:39:00
The 69-year-old musician previously said Beyoncé lost to Adele because she was a 'model.'

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