Carlos Santana

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Carlos Santana
Santana 2010.jpg
Santana in Indianapolis, 2010
Background information
Born (1947-07-20) July 20, 1947 (age 71)
Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Latin rock, chicano rock, rock, blues rock, jazz rock, tejano, free jazz, psychedelic rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, bandleader
Instruments Guitar, percussion, vocals
Years active 1966–present
Labels RCA,[1] Arista, Polydor, Columbia, Polygram, CBS
Associated acts Santana, Los Lonely Boys, John McLaughlin, Maná
Notable instruments
PRS Santana II
Yamaha SG2000 Devadip
Yamaha SG175
Gibson SG

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 marries Deborah King in 1973, and they have 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. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  3. "Santana received 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards". allmusic. 1999. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Carlos Santana at Wikimedia Commons