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Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana is leader of Santana, a band whose music uniquely blends Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa and African rhythms.
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Carlos Santana and his bandmates played Woodstock having never recorded an album.
Carlos Santana formed the rock band Santana, and is still revered as one of the most talented guitarists to this day.
Bill Graham convinced Clive Davis, a Columbia Records executive, to sign Santana.
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In 2009, Santana received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. He also debuted his own music review, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that same year. Santana has continued to take his music on the road, playing numerous tour dates each year. In 2013, he became a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors.
Carlos Santana lived in Marin County, California, with his wife, Deborah, whom he married in 1973, and their three children, Salvador, Stella, and Angelica. On October 19, 2007, he and his wife filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences."
Carlos Santana became engaged to Cindy Blackman, a member of his band in July 2010. The two were married in December of that year.
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