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Carlos Santana, was born on July 20, 1947 in the town of Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco. He is the American guitarist of the Mexican origin, the winner of the numerous awards Grammy who gained popularity at a boundary of the 1960s and 1970s with such classic items as “Black Magic Woman”. When Carlos was 5, his father, the professional violinist José Santana, considered a duty to train the eldest son in bases of the theory of music and playing the violin.

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The First Steps to Fame

Having mastered the elements of playing, Santana began to imitate B. B. King, John Li Hooker, and T-Bone Walker. He was so talented that already in a couple of years was invited in a local “TJ'S” team. The wave of popularity grew up to a historical festival in Woodstock in 1969 where the semi-million audience has been struck by the storm composition of “Soul Sacrifice”. The first album of Santana with the same name appeared. Fancifully rock music and the Latin American rhythms are mixed in it. The style of the play shown in this album became the business card of Santana.


The second disk — “Abraxas” (1970) — has instantly headed the American charts. The classical composition of Tito Puente “Oye Como Va” and also the immortal “Black Magic Woman” which has forced to forget in Santana's version about its author, great Peter Green, have entered it. By the time of the record of the following album, Carlos began to dominate. The disk “Santana III” (1971) noted a long break in concert activities of the group.

Solo career

Carlos starts his solo creativity, but the album “Golden Reality” (1979) was unsuccessful. After it, Santana let out one more double album “The Swing Of Delight” (1980) — an instrumental rock- jazz opus. “Then the Zebop!” (1981) program, which became gold. In 1997, the maestro celebrated semi centennial anniversary.

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