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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.

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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YouTube
YouTube

Watch Santana Begin ‘Santana IV’ Tour With Las Vegas Warm-Up Gig

Santana fans don't have much longer to wait before they can hear the band's original lineup reunite on the new Santana IV LP — and they don't have to wait at all to see the group take the stage.

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Frank Micelotta / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Santana Reunion Inspired an Outburst of Almost 50 Songs

Carlos Santana confirms that the group worked on far more music than will initially see the light of day on the forthcoming 'Santana IV.'

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Rodrigo Varela, Getty Images

Santana Discuss Making of ‘Santana IV’

The original Santana band will also perform a special concert for television and DVD airing.

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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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