Mexican-born American guitarist Carlos Santana is most beneficial known as the first choice from the band that bears his last name, which includes toured and documented successfully because the past due ’60s. He in addition has documented some exploratory single albums and collaborations with additional music artists that increase upon his fundamental musical design. Carlos Santana was raised in Mexico, the boy of a dad who was simply a mariachi violinist. He used the violin at five, but at eight turned to your guitar. The family members shifted to Tijuana, where he started playing in night clubs and pubs. In the first ’60s, the family members moved to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. Santana initially continued to be in Tijuana, but he later on became a member of them and went to Mission SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, graduating in June 1965. In 1966, he was among the founders from the Santana Blues Music group. Regardless of the name, the group was initially a collective; it had been necessary to name a nominal innovator because of a provision from the music artists union. The name was ultimately shortened to Santana as well as the music group debuted in the Fillmore Western theater in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA on June 16, 1968. That Sept, Carlos played acoustic guitar in a concert kept in the Fillmore Western by Al Kooper to record a follow-up towards the Super Program record that had highlighted him with Mike Bloomfield and Steve Stills. The effect was The Live Travels of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, which proclaimed Santana’s documenting debut. On the other hand, Santana was agreed upon to Columbia Information and documented a self-titled debut record. At this time, the group was a sextet comprising Carlos (electric guitar), Gregg Rolie (keyboards and vocals), David Dark brown (bass), Michael Shrieve (drums), Jose “Chepito” Areas (percussion), and Michael Carabello (percussion). Santana toured the U.S. before the release from the recording, including a significant appearance in the celebrated Woodstock event in August 1969 which was filmed and documented. Santana premiered exactly the same month, and it became an enormous hit, as do its follow-ups Abraxas (1970) and Santana III (1971). After completing documenting and touring actions regarding the Santana III, the initial Santana music group split up. Carlos maintained rights towards the group’s name and he proceeded to business lead a music group called Santana after that, though it contains himself along with a continuously changing assortment of employed music artists. His first documenting after the separation of the initial group was a live display performed in Hawaii with vocalist and drummer Friend Kilometers, released in June 1972 as Carlos Santana & Friend Miles! Live! In keeping with the achievement of the Santana music group, the recording reached the very best Ten and finally went platinum. Following a release from the Santana music group recording Caravanserai (1972), Carlos shaped a duo with John McLaughlin, guitarist for the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Both shared a religious innovator in expert Sri Chinmoy, who bestowed upon Carlos the name Devadip, indicating “the attention, the lamp, as well as the light of God.” Devadip Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin’s duo recording Like Devotion Surrender premiered in June 1973. It reached the very best 20 and finally went yellow metal. After liberating another Santana music group task, Welcome, Carlos following teamed up with another spiritual disciple, Turiya Alice Coltrane, widow of John Coltrane, to get a third duo record. Their cooperation, Illuminations, premiered in Sept 1974; it spent 8 weeks in the graphs, peaking in underneath quarter of the very best 100. Carlos centered on the Santana music group for some of all of those other 1970s, releasing some silver or platinum albums: Borboletta (1974), Amigos (1975), Celebration (1976), Moonflower (1977), and Internal Secrets (1978). In Feb 1979, he finally released his first proper single record, the half-live, half-studio Oneness/Sterling silver Dreams — Golden Truth, actually acknowledged to Devadip. Like Illuminations, it spent two months in the graphs and peaked in underneath quarter of the very best 100. After another silver Santana music group record, Marathon (1979), he came back to single use the double-LP jazz collection The Golf swing of Take pleasure in August 1980. Offering such guests as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter, it marketed a little much better than his prior single record. Two even more Santana music group albums, Zebop! (1981) and Shango (1982), implemented just before Carlos released a far more pop-oriented solo work, Havana Moon, in Apr 1983. Featuring Willie Nelson, Booker T. Jones, as well as the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the record reached the very best 40, actually an improved showing compared to the following Santana music group record, Beyond Performances (1985). In 1986, Carlos undertook his initial musical score, composing music for the Ritchie Valens film biography La Bamba. Then produced another Santana music group record, Independence (1987), and implemented it in Oct 1987 using a single record, Blues for Salvador. The record didn’t sell well, however the name track gained Carlos his initial Grammy Award for Greatest Rock Instrumental Functionality. After a last Santana music group record for Columbia Information, Spirits Dancing within the Flesh (1990), Carlos still left the label and agreed upon to Polydor, which provided him his very own custom made label, Guts and Sophistication. The very first Santana music group record for the brand new firm, Milagro, was accompanied by that which was projected to be always a series of produces of tapes from Carlos’ very own assortment of his preferred music artists, Live Forever: Sacred Resources 1, offering Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and John Coltrane. After that arrived a Santana music group live recording (Sacred Open fire – Reside in SOUTH USA, 1993) and in Sept 1994, Carlos released Santana Brothers, a trio recording also offering his sibling Jorge Santana and their nephew, Carlos Hernandez. It charted briefly and was nominated to get a Grammy Honor for Best Rock and roll Instrumental Efficiency. Carlos spent nearly five years from documenting, not coming back until June 1999 when he released Supernatural on Arista Information. The Santana music group record featured many monitors co-written by visitor stars such as for example Rob Thomas of matchbox 20, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, among others. Paced by the main singles “Even” and “Maria Maria,” the record became the largest strike of Santana’s profession, selling up to ten million copies. In addition, it gained Santana eight Grammy Honours.
Full Name Carlos Santana
Salary 6 million USD
Date Of Birth July 20, 1947
Height 1.77 m
Weight 91 kg
Profession Guitarist, Songwriter, Film Score Composer, Bandleader, Music artist
Education Mission High School
Nationality American, Mexican
Spouse Cindy Blackman, Deborah Santana
Children Salvador Santana, Angelica Santana, Stella Santana
Parents Josefina Barrangán, José Santana
Siblings Jorge Santana, Irma Santana, Leticia Santana, Antonio Santana, Maria Santana, Laura Santana
Awards Kennedy Center Honors, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Billboard Music Century Award, Billboard Latin Music Awards: Spirit of Hope Award, American Book Award, ALMA Award for Outstanding Commitment to Cause and Community Award, NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award, ALMA Award for Special Achievement, World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Latin Artist
Music Songs Maria Maria, Black Magic Woman, Corazon Espinado, Samba Pa Ti, Smooth, The Game of Love - Main / Radio Mix, Oye Como Va, Into the Night, La Flaca, Cry Baby Cry, Put Your Lights On, Just Feel Better, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen, Why Don't You & I, Africa Bamba, Winning, Dar um Jeito [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem], Song of the Wind, I'm Feeling You, Jin Go Lo Ba, Hold On, Amor Correspondido, Bella, Luz, Amor Y Vida, Why Can't We Live Together, Saideira, Soul Sacrifice, Hope You're Feeling Better, No One to Depend On, Them Changes, Somewhere in Heaven
Albums Inner Secrets, Havana Moon, Love Devotion Surrender, Illuminations, The Swing of Delight, Oneness, Blues for Salvador, Live At Montreux 2011: Invitation To Illumination, Eat at Whitey's, Bring 'Em In, Jingo Maniac, The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter – Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1988, Santana's Greatest Hits, Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!, Multi-Dimensional Warrior, Love Songs, Divine Light, Santana Live, Carlos Santana Live, Best Instrumentals Vol. 2, Jingo (Live), Soul Sacrifice, Serie de colección 15 auténticos éxitos, Latin Tropical (Live), Santana Is Live! (Live 2000), The Bottom Line, New York, October 16th, 1978 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Fm Broadcasting), The Latin Rock Legend, 13 Grandes Exitos De Carlos Santana
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist, NRJ Music Award for International Song of the Year, Porin Award for Best Foreign Video Programme, NRJ Music Award for International Album of the Year, ALMA Award for Outstanding Performance by Individual in a Music Series or Special
Movies La Bamba, John Lee Hooker: That's My Story, Rock Prophecies, Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz, All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live!, My Generation, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, BB King: The Life of Riley, Chicago Blues Reunion: Buried Alive in the Blues, Santana: Live by Request, Santana: Sacred Fire: Live in Mexico, A Reggae Session, Light Dance, Americanos: Latino Life in the United States, Which Way Por Favor?, We Are the Future, A Night of Reggae Rhythm, Santana EP, Don't Start Me Talkin': The Junior Wells Story, Casey Kasem's Rock N' Roll Goldmine: The San Francisco Sound, Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Release of his wife, Deborah Santana,'s memoir, "Space Between the Stars". 
Is on the Supernatural tour with Santana who are also in the meantime making another album. [August 2002]
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Resides in San Francisco.
Shares with Michael Jackson the record for most Grammys won in one year, with eight.
Is part of the songwriting organization BMI, and is a BMI icon.
He was voted the 90th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
Says he doesn't even remember giving his (well-received) performance at Woodstock in 1969; with his band not scheduled to appear for several hours, he'd taken a dose of LSD, only to have his band bumped up on the schedule as it was taking effect.
Became the first Hispanic to win a Grammy for "Record of the Year" in 2000 when he shared the honor with Matchbox Twenty lead singer, Rob Thomas, for the song "Smooth". His 1999 album, "Supernatural", won 9 Grammies that year.
Won the 2003 Pop Collaboration with Vocals Grammy for his collaboration with Michelle Branch on the song, "The Game of Love".
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of Santana.
Learned to play the guitar when he was 8 years old; father was a professional violinist.
Has, together with wife Deborah Santana, founded a nonprofit organization called "The Milagro Foundation" that worldwidely provides financial aid for educational, medical and other needs of children.
I think if Jimi had had the right person, she would have said: 'Let's go to Hawaii and get rid of Jimi for a week. You need to crystallize your existence and achieve that clarity of vision. This is the word that separates human beings from gods: willingness. Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. And, like Jim Morrison or Jimi Hendrix or Marvin Gaye, they die as victims. But John Coltrane didn't die as a victim.
You can take things that Jimi Hendrix took, from Curtis Mayfield or from Buddy Guy for example, because we are all children of everything, even Picasso. But if you want to stand out, you have to learn to crystallize your existence and create your own fingerprints. With one note people know me, or Eric, or Jeff Beck, or Jimi Hendrix. I would say to him or her: learn to develop your own voice. It's like someone said: if you take from just one person, it's stealing. But take from everyone, and it's research.
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Hispanic is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that. Number two, Latin people are very passionate, and the music that we love is definitely Afro-rooted -- whether it's Bob Marley or Afro-Cuban -- because it deals with rhythms. (In response to the use of the term "Latin Explosion" in TV Guide, 19-25 February 2000 issue, Vol. 48, No. 8, 40-42.)