CARLOS SANTANA Biography - Musicians


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Name: Carlos Santana                                                         
Birth name: Carlos Augusto Alves Santana                                     
Born: 20 June 1947 Autlin de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico                         
Genre: Latin rock, blues-rock, garage rock, jazz fusion                       
Occupation: Musician, Songwriter                                             
Instrument: Guitar                                                           
Years active 1966-present                                                     
Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Grammy Award-winning   
Mexican Latin rock musician and guitarist. He became famous in the late 1960s 
and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which created a highly successful blend
of salsa, rock, blues, and jazz fusion. Their sound featured his melodic, blues
based guitar lines set against Latin percussion such as timbales and congas. 
Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades, and     
experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late
1990s. Rolling Stone also named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100   
Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.