Carlos Santana

Active - 1974 - 2017  |   Born - Jul 20, 1947 in Autlan de Novarra, Mexico  |   Genres - Music [nf]

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  • First introduced to music by his father, who was a professional mariachi violinist.
  • Renowned music career took off after his performance at Woodstock in 1969.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
  • Established the nonprofit Milagro Foundation in 1998, which supports disadvantaged youth in the areas of arts, education and health.
  • Revived his career and swept the 1999 Grammys with his album Supernatural, which featured duets with a number of contemporary artists, including Eric Clapton, Rob Thomas, Lauren Hill, Dave Matthews and Wyclef Jean.
  • Launched a women's shoe line, Carlos by Carlos Santana, in 2000. 
  • Ranked No. 15 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.