20 July 1947: Birthday of Carlos Santana, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Source)

Carlos Santana Acer Arena in 2011 – photo by Eva Rinaldi (Source)

Carlos Humberto Santana Barragán[2] About this soundaudio  (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican-American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock ‘n’ roll and Latin American jazz. Its sound featured his melodic, blues-based lines set against Latin American and African rhythms played on percussion instruments not generally heard in rock, such as timbales and congas. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2015, Rolling Stone magazine listed him at No. 20 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists.[3] He has received 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards,[4] and was inducted along with his namesake band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.[5] (Source)

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