The first major star in the history of music merge successfully learned patterns of jazz, rock, psychedelia and blues rhythms of Latin origin.
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Born in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco (Mexico), July 20, 1947. His father was a violinist in a mariachi band, and young Carlos learned the violin, but switched to guitar when he was eight. In 1955 his family moved to Tijuana, Santana began playing in clubs and bars in the tourist area. He remained in Tijuana when his family moved again, this time to San Francisco, California, but soon followed.
In 1966, he helped found the Santana Blues Band, eventually shortened to Santana. The band began playing at the Fillmore West, where many of the great San Francisco bands played. His recording debut occurred on The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper (The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper) with Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield. moved again, this time to San Francisco, California, but soon followed.
After signing with Columbia Records, Santana released an album called Santana. The group consisted of Carlos Santana (guitar), Gregg Rolie (piano and vocals), David Brown (bass), Michael Shrieve (drums), Jose Areas (percussion) and Michael Carabello (percussion). Touring to promote the album, the band Santana played at Woodstock. The presentation of the Woodstock scene was legendary and vastly increased its popularity. Santana was a great success and Abraxas (1970) and Santana III (1971). The original band disbanded. Rolie would be a founding member of Journey. moved again, this time to San Francisco, California, but soon followed.
Carlos Santana used the name and a number of different musicians to continue their tour after the U.S., releasing several albums. During this period, Carlos took the name “Devadip”, conferred by spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy. He released several albums in 1970 and 1980, including collaborations with John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Booker T. Jones, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. In 1991, Santana appeared on the album by Ottmar Liebert Solo Para Ti, in the songs “Reaching out 2 U” and a new recording of his own song “Samba Pa Ti.” Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. moved again, this time to San Francisco, California, but soon followed.
In 1992, canceled its contract with Columbia and later recorded with Polygram and Arista Records. moved again, this time to San Francisco, California, but soon followed.
Santana came up again in 1999 with the release of Supernatural, which included collaborations with Rob Thomas, Eric Clapton and Lauryn Hill. Supernatural Santana album was the best selling, reaching number one on Billboard and maintaining that position for 12 months and winning nine Grammy Awards. moved again, this time to San Francisco, California, but soon followed.
In 2002, Santana released Shaman, revisiting the format of guest artists including POD, Seal and Michelle Branch. moved again, this time to San Francisco, California, but soon followed.
In 2005, Santana released his latest album All That I Am (All Of Me “). Guest artists include Big Boi (of Outkast), Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas Los Lonely Boys, Sean Paul, Kirk Hammett (of Metallica) and Robert Randolph. moved again, this time in San Francisco, California, but soon followed.
In 2007 collaborated on the song Into the Night with Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback, which is considered one of the best songs of that year.