Carlos Santana

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Carlos Santana
Santana, 2011
Background information
Born (1947-07-20) July 20, 1947 (age 76)
Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
GenresLatin rock, chicano rock, rock, blues rock, jazz rock, tejano, free jazz, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, bandleader
InstrumentsGuitar, percussion, vocals
Years active1966–present
LabelsRCA,[1] Arista, Polydor, Columbia, Polygram, CBS

Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican-American musician. He first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana. They played a fusion of rock and Latin American music.

Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He had many critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20[2] on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.[3]

Santana married Deborah King in 1973, with whom he had three children. Santana founded a not-for-profit organization, the Milagro ("Miracle") Foundation, which provides financial aid for educational, medical, and other needs.

References[change | change source]

  1. "RCA's Peter Edge, Tom Corson on the Shuttering of Jive, J and Arista". 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
  2. "100 Greatest Guitarists: Carlos Santana". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2014-07-05. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  3. "Santana received 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards". allmusic. 1999. Retrieved 2010-10-20.

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