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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 17 Aug 1998
  • Address:
    7092 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 480th
    Monthly Average: 422nd
  • Notes: On Marshfield Way as it merges into Hollywood Blvd

Carlos Santana

Next star: Clint Black
Previous star: Pearl Bailey

Biography

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

In the news

Carlos Santana Announces 2019 'Supernatural' North American Tour: See the Dates
Billboard, 2019-01-16 18:21:57
Carlos Santana announced today (Jan. 16) that he will be going on a North American tour this year. The 29-date tour will commemorate two of the...

Review: Did Carlos Santana ever imagine this? The Troubies get raucous with 'Santana Claus'
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-12-21 14:00:00
It’s increasingly hard to write a review about the Troubadour Theater Company without sounding like a gushing fangirl. The group’s Christmas offering, “The Year Without a Santana Claus,” is among its best to date. The Troubies have been mashing up classic Christmas tales with contemporary rock...

Carlos Santana Teaches the Art and Soul Of Guitar Via Online Classes
Billboard, 2018-12-17 17:18:20
Carlos Santana just blessed aspiring and emerging musicians everywhere with the best holiday gift: online guitar classes! The renowned 71-year-old...

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