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Carlos Santana

Carlos Augusto Selva Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican American rock guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. 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. Rolling Stone named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards. Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. His father was a mariachi violinist, and Carlos learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight. His younger brother, Jorge Santana, would also become a professional guitarist.

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Carlos Santana's Car Totaled in Vegas Crash -- Asleep at Wheel

Carlos Santana
Car Totaled in Vegas Crash Asleep at Wheel

Carlos Santana's Vegas "fender bender" wasn't a fender bender at all -- the famed guitarist straight up TOTALED his Fisker Karma so bad, it had to be towed away ... all because Carlos was catching… READ MORE >

Carlos Santana -- Crashes Into Parked Car In Vegas

Carlos Santana
Crashes Into Parked Car ... In Vegas

Guitar legend Carlos Santana slammed into a parked car in a fancy Las Vegas neighborhood Friday night ... but cops say he wasn't driving drunk. The 66-year-old was in Vegas for a couple of shows… READ MORE >

- 213 days ago
Carlos Santana's Sheer Madness

Carlos Santana's Sheer Madness

Legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana, 63, gave fans a glimpse of his stellar body of work by wearing a sexy sheer blouse in Moscow on Thursday.Shirt happens. READ MORE >

- 1036 days ago

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