Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana Brief Biography

Carlos Santana
Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who 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 20on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.

Carlos Santana News

• Olympic dressage competitor is crowd favorite with rendition of Santana and Rob Thomas' 'Smooth'
• The Almanac for July 20, the 202nd day of 2016
• 'The X Factor' Top 3 finalists battle it out for the win, Alex & Sierra move the judges to tears
• Carlos Santana falls asleep at the wheel and crashes car

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