Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican rock musician and guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a blend of rock, salsa and jazz fusion. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin percussion such as timbales and congas. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. Rolling Stone also named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.
Considering (at least) the albums Santana, Abraxas, Zebop!, Supernatural and Shaman, Carlos Santana is the only musician to reach the top ten on Billboard 200 for four consecutive decades with non-compilation albums.
Anyone else a fan? Carlos Santana is one of my biggest music influences. :]
I became a fan from the very first time I heard a song from him, which was Black Magic Woman