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He learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight under the tutelage of his father, a mariachi musician. His younger brother, Jorge Santana , would also become a professional guitarist. Young Carlos was heavily influenced by Ritchie Valens at a time when there were very few Mexicans in American rock and pop music.

Carlos stayed in Tijuana but later joined his family in San Francisco. During his early years from the age of 10—12 he was sexually molested by an American man who brought him across the border. The Beatles , the Doors , Jimi Hendrix created revolution and evolution themes.

The youth of today must go there to find themselves. After several years spent working as a dishwasher in a diner and busking for spare change, Santana decided to become a full-time musician.

In he gained prominence due to a series of accidental events, all happening on the same day. During a Sunday matinee show, Paul Butterfield was slated to perform there but was unable to do so as a result of being intoxicated. Santana[ edit ] Record deal, Woodstock breakthrough and height of success: They were not satisfied with the subsequent release which consisted of tracks recorded in May and decided changes needed to be made. This resulted in the dismissal of drummer Bob Livingston.

Santana replaced him with Mike Shrieve , who had a strong background in both jazz and rock. Percussionist Marcus Malone was forced to quit the band due to involuntary manslaughter charges, and the band re-enlisted Michael Carabello. Carabello brought with him percussionist Jose Chepito Areas , who was already well known in his native Nicaragua , and, with his skills and professional experience, was a major contributor to the band. Bill Graham , a Latin Music aficionado, had been a fan of the band from its inception, and arranged for them to appear at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival before their debut album was even released.

They were one of the surprises of the festival; their set was legendary and later the exposure of their eleven-minute instrumental " Soul Sacrifice " in the Woodstock film and soundtrack album vastly increased their popularity. Graham also gave the band some key advice to record the Willie Bobo song " Evil Ways ", as he felt it would get them radio airplay. Their first album, Santana , was released in August and became a huge hit, reaching 4 on the U.

Rolie, along with some of the other band members, wanted to emphasize a basic hard rock sound which had been a key component in establishing the band from the start. At the same time, Chepito Areas was stricken with a near-fatal brain hemorrhage , and Santana hoped to continue by finding a temporary replacement first Willie Bobo , then Coke Escovedo , while others in the band, especially Michael Carabello, felt it was wrong to perform publicly without Areas. Cliques formed, and the band started to disintegrate.

Consolidating the interest generated by their first album, and their highly acclaimed live performance at the Woodstock Festival in August , the band followed up with their second album, Abraxas , in September Abraxas spent six weeks at 1 on the Billboard chart at the end of The band now boasted a powerful dual-lead-guitar act that gave the album a tougher sound.

The sound of the band was also helped by the return of a recuperated Chepito Areas and the assistance of Coke Escovedo in the percussion section. Also, financial irregularities were exposed while under the management of Stan Marcum, whom Bill Graham criticized as being incompetent. Growing resentments between Santana and Michael Carabello over lifestyle issues resulted in his departure on bad terms.

David Brown later left due to substance abuse problems. A South American tour was cut short in Lima, Peru , due to unruly fans and to student protests against U.

Caravanserai[ edit ] In early , Santana and the remaining members of the band started working on their fourth album, Caravanserai. During the studio sessions, Santana and Michael Shrieve brought in other musicians: Also assisting on keyboards were Wendy Haas and Tom Coster.

With the unsettling influx of new players in the studio, Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon decided that it was time to leave after the completion of the album, even though both contributed to the session. Rolie returned home to Seattle, and later, along with Schon, became a founding member of Journey. When Caravanserai did emerge in , it marked a strong change in musical direction towards jazz fusion. Nevertheless, over the years, the album would achieve platinum status.

She is the daughter of late blues singer and guitarist Saunders King. They have three children: Salvador , Stella and Angelica. Together with wife Deborah, Santana founded a not-for-profit organization, the Milagro "Miracle" Foundation, which provides financial aid for educational, medical, and other needs. Shifting styles and spirituality: Chinmoy accepted them as disciples in Santana was given the name Devadip, meaning "The lamp, light and eye of God". Santana later was able to recruit jazz vocalist Leon Thomas for a tour in Japan on July 3 and 4, , which was recorded for the live, sprawling, high-energy triple vinyl LP fusion album Lotus CBS records would not allow its release unless the material was condensed.

Santana did not agree to those terms, and Lotus was available in the U. Soon after, Santana replaced his band members again. This time Kermode, Thomas and Rauch departed from the group and were replaced by vocalist Leon Patillo later a successful Contemporary Christian artist and returning bassist David Brown.

He also recruited soprano saxophonist, Jules Broussard for the lineup. The band recorded one studio album Borboletta , which was released in Drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler later joined the band as a replacement for Michael Shrieve , who left to pursue a solo career. Although the albums and performances were given good reviews by critics in jazz and jazz fusion circles, sales had plummeted. The albums conceived through the late s followed the same formula, although with several lineup changes.

Among the new personnel who joined was current percussionist Raul Rekow, who joined in early Santana recorded two solo projects in this time: He was becoming increasingly disillusioned with what he thought were the unreasonable rules that Chinmoy imposed on his life, and in particular with his refusal to allow Santana and Deborah to start a family.

Santana and Deborah eventually ended their relationship with Chinmoy in Santana in Barcelona, Spain , More radio-friendly singles followed from Santana and the band. Santana again paid tribute to his early rock roots by doing the film score to La Bamba , which was based on the life of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens and starred Lou Diamond Phillips.

The band Santana returned in with a new album, Beyond Appearances , and two years later with Freedom. In Santana organized a reunion with past members from the Santana band for a series of concert dates. That same year Santana formed an all-instrumental group featuring jazz legend Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano saxophone. They toured briefly and received much acclaim from the music press, who compared the effort with the era of Caravanserai In , Santana left Columbia Records after twenty-two years and signed with Polygram.

In Santana hired jam band Phish as his opening act. Return to commercial success[ edit ] Santana performing in Santana kicked off the s with a new album Spirits Dancing in the Flesh in This was followed by Milagro in , a live album Sacred Fire in and Brothers a collaboration with his brother Jorge and nephew Carlos Hernandez in But sales were relatively poor. Santana toured widely over the next few years but there were no further new album releases, and eventually he was even without a recording contract.

Eckl , and others. However, the lead single was what grabbed the attention of both fans and the music industry. The music video, set on a hot barrio street, was also very popular. Carlos Santana, alongside the classic Santana lineup of their first two albums, was inducted as an individual, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Green was inducted the same night.

Although the album was not the runaway success its predecessor had been, it produced two radio-friendly hits. The honor is given to a creator who has been "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. Also, in , fellow Latin star Shakira invited Santana to play the soft rock guitar ballad " Illegal " on her second English-language studio album Oral Fixation Vol. In , Santana appeared, along with Sheila E. He also teamed again with Chad Kroeger for the hit single " Into the Night ".

In , Santana was reported to be working with his longtime friend, Marcelo Vieira, on his solo album Acoustic Demos, which was released at the end of the year. It features tracks such as "For Flavia" and "Across the Grave", the latter said to feature heavy melodic riffs by Santana. Santana is featured as a playable character in the music video game Guitar Hero 5. A live recording of his song "No One to Depend On" is included in game, which was released on September 1, On February 23, there was a public announcement on ultimateclassicrock.

The subsequent album to be titled Santana IV. Santana IV and the band embarked on a brief tour. Santana also credits Jimi Hendrix , Mike Bloomfield , Hank Marvin and Peter Green as important influences; he considered Bloomfield a direct mentor, writing of a key meeting with Bloomfield in San Francisco in the foreword he wrote to a biography of Bloomfield, Michael Bloomfield: By , the band had begun to incorporate different types of influences into their electric blues.

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"Black Magic Woman" is a song written by Peter Green that first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in , subsequently appearing on the Fleetwood Mac compilation albums English Rose (US) and The Pious Bird of Good Omen (UK). It became a classic hit by Santana and sung by Gregg Rolie in , reaching #4 in the . With his rich, highly expressive tone serving as his eponymous band’s guiding light, Santana updated mambo standards like “Oye Como Va” into gritty funk workouts while reimagining Fleetwood Mac’s bluesy signature “Black Magic Woman” as a congo-powered Latin-jazz odyssey.

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