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Carlos Santana
Santana 2010.jpg
Santana in Indianapolis, 2010
Background information
Born July 20, 1947 (1947-07-20) (age 72)
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
Occupation(s) 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

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]


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