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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.

Ethan Miller / Rodrigo Varela, Getty Images
Ethan Miller / Rodrigo Varela, Getty Images

Gregg Rolie Said It Took a Year to Talk Carlos Santana Into Recording ‘Black Magic Woman’

Gregg Rolie has revealed how it took him a year to persuade Carlos Santana to record ‘Black Magic Woman’ – the track that helped break them.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Santana Announce Summer Tour

After a reunion album and shows last year with the lineup that helped make Santana one of the most popular bands in the late '60s and early '70s, the group will return to the road this summer.

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Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock

Santana IV, ‘Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas': Album / Video Review

The release of 'Santana IV' showed the band in fine form, but the concert stage was always where they shone brightest.

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Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock

Santana to Release ‘Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas’

Santana fans will receive an extra memento from the classic lineup's recent reunion with the multi-disc concert recording and film Live at the House of Blues, Las Vegas later this year.

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Thearon W. Henderson / David Rogers, Getty Images
Thearon W. Henderson / David Rogers, Getty Images

A Horse Danced to Santana’s ‘Smooth’ at the Olympics

There's really nothing like the Olympics, is there?

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Ethan Miller / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
Ethan Miller / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: Santana and Creedence Clearwater Revival Close the Fillmore West

An all-night concert by Bay Area bands helped say goodbye to Bill Graham's club.

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Columbia
Columbia

35 Years Ago: Santana Enjoy a Brief Resurgence With ‘Zebop!’

When Carlos Santana released 'Zebop!' in April 1981, he'd spent the better part of a decade dabbling in fusion. That meant he'd largely disappeared from the charts.

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Thirty Tigers
Thirty Tigers

Santana, ‘IV': Album Review

Santana's reunion album 'IV' is held together by the kind of chemistry that only comes when deep friendships are renewed.

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Oktober Promotion & Management
Oktober Promotion & Management

Listen to the Complete ‘Santana IV’ Reunion Album

It's been 45 years since Santana's early '70s lineup recorded together, so counting down a few more days until their Santana IV reunion record arrives on April 15 shouldn't be too difficult.

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Columbia Records (2) / Elektra
Columbia Records (2) / Elektra

Library of Congress Adds Records by Santana, Billy Joel and Metallica to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress has announced the addition of 25 new records to the National Recording Registry, including classic works by Santana, Billy Joel and Metallica.

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