Carlos Santana is an musician who in 60's-70's became famous with his band "Santana". He's important in the music world because of his combination of Latin Rock and African influences in his music.
1. He did not enjoy playing the violin , as a young kid he was always fascinated with the guitar.
2. His Idol was the infamous B.B King (King of Blues)
Carlos Santana or Carlos Augusto Alves Santana, was born on July 20th, 1946 in Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico. Where he and his brother Jorge, learned to play the violin and guitar. Soon later him and his family moved closer to the California border before moving permanently in San Francisco where he accomplished his academics from both middle and high school.
Carlos Santana started off his career when he and a group of his created the group "Santana", they made they debut at the biggest concert in the 60's "Woodstock" the 3-day concert to promote peace and music, also lead to Carlos and his group a record deal with Columbia Records.
1. He has won 10 Grammy awards & 3 Latin Grammy Awards.
2 He has worked with many celebrity musicians such as Run-DMC, Bob Dylan, Cee-Lo Green, Keyshia Cole and including the late Michael Jackson
3. He has four nominations from Best Rock Instrumental Performance, to Best Pop Collaboration.
4. He became a Kennedy Center Honoree on December 29th, 2013
5. Recently released his first Latin album, Corazon that he teams up with plenty of Latin singers.
Carlos Santana currently resides in Las Vegas, with his wife Cindy Blackman-Santana and his three children , Salvador , Angelica and Stella Santana from his previous marriage to Deborah Santana.