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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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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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