Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico is a rock guitarist who became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, their music are mostly rock, salsa and jazz fusion. 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 San Francisco, he got the chance to see his idols, most notably B.B. King, perform live. He was also introduced to a variety of new musical influences, including jazz and folk music, and witnessed the growing hippie movement centered in San Francisco in the 1960s. After several years spent working, Santana decided to become a full-time musician. In 1966, he gained prominence by a series of accidental events all happening on the same day. Santana's manager, Stan Marcum, immediately suggested to Graham that Santana join the impromptu band and Graham assented. During the jam session, Santana's guitar playing and solo gained the notice of both the audience and Graham. During the same year, Santana formed the Santana Blues Band, with fellow street musicians, David Brown and Gregg Rolie (bassist and keyboard player, respectively).
With their highly original blend of Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa, and African rhythms, the band (which quickly adopted their frontman's name, Santana) gained an immediate following on the San Francisco club circuit. The band's early success, capped off by a memorable performance at Woodstock in 1969, led to him signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, then run by Clive Davis.
Here are some of the awards that Santana got in the peak of his career aside from those nominations that he had. In 1988 "Blues for Salvador" won as Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist)
In 1996,"Smooth" Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals . Supernatural won the Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. In 2000"Maria Maria" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ,"El Farol" Best Pop Instrumental Performance, "The Calling" Best Rock Instrumental Performance, "Put Your Lights On" Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
And on 2002, "The Game of Love" won theBest Pop Collaboration With Vocals.
Carlos Santana has had an impact on the world that is matched by few other musicians. Over a span of more than 50 years, he has created an impressive body of music, from the initial album, Santana by Santana, to the more recent collaborations with current artists like Rob Thomas (Smooth), Indie.Arie (While My Guitar Gentley Weeps) and Wyclef Jean (Maria Maria).
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