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Santana were doubly blessed with coming out of the fertile San Francisco scene of the late ’60s as well as playing a career-defining set at Woodstock. The band, led by guitarist Carlos Santana, injected Latin grooves into its jam-heavy rock, making it a popular radio and concert act throughout the ’70s. After a dry spell in the ’80s, Santana collaborated with some younger stars on 1999’s ‘Supernatural’ album, which not only yielded them their first No. 1 hit in “Smooth,” it also helped them clean up at the following year’s Grammy Awards. Original members Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon went on to form Journey; Carlos Santana continues to release albums under his band’s name.

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Rodrigo Varela / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Listen to Santana’s New Single, ‘Anywhere You Want to Go,’ Featuring Journey’s Neal Schon

The first single from 'Santana IV,' "Anywhere You Want to Go," has been released.

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Christian Petersen / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Journey and Santana Announce Joint Concert Dates

Journey will appear with Santana in a trio of concerts, beginning with a date at Madison Square Garden.

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Christian Petersen / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Santana Announce Release Date for ‘Magical’ Reunion Album

They've named the album 'Santana IV,' since it's designed to work as a follow up to 1971's 'Santana III.'

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Christian Petersen / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Neal Schon Teases Journey and Santana Tour, Full-Album Performances of ‘Escape’ and ‘Frontiers’

Journey's upcoming co-headlining tour with the Doobie Brothers is only one part of what sounds like it's shaping up to be a very active year of performances for the veteran Bay Area rockers.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Longtime Santana Band Member Raul Rekow Dies

Raul Rekow, who played percussion with the Santana Band almost continuously from 1976-2013, has died.

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Photo by Keystone / Getty

45 Years Ago: Santana Deliver a Latin Rock Masterpiece, ‘Abraxas’

Santana's second and biggest-selling album, 'Abraxas,' featured 'Black Magic Woman,' 'Oye Como Va' and 'Samba Pa Ti.'

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Top 10 Santana Songs

A list of the Top 10 Santana songs.

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

16 Years Ago: Santana Reaches New Commercial Heights With ‘Supernatural’

Santana had the biggest-selling album of his career with 'Supernatural,' released on June 15, 1999.

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Christian Petersen / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Neal Schon Promises Tour Behind ‘Santana IV,’ Doesn’t Expect a New Journey Record Soon

Neal Schon hasn't even finished work on the upcoming Santana record that reunites the band's original lineup, but he's already eager to get the group out on the road.

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

15 Years Ago: Carlos Santana Storms the Grammys

Before the 42nd annual Grammy Awards in 2000, Carlos Santana had taken home just one trophy.

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