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.
Ernie Isley Recalls Santana Project, Jimi Hendrix Friendship
Ernie Isley has stories to tell.
45 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Stage Benefit Concert for Nicaragua
The Rolling Stones lifted their unofficial ban on doing benefit concerts on Jan. 18, 1973, when they performed to aid the earthquake victims of Nicaragua.
Santana and Isley Brothers Announce New Album, 'Power of Peace'
Following a brief collaboration on last year's 'Santana IV' LP, Santana and the Isley Brothers will release an album together this summer.
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.
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.
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.
A Horse Danced to Santana's 'Smooth' at the Olympics
There's really nothing like the Olympics, is there?
When Santana and Creedence Clearwater Revival Closed the Fillmore
An all-night concert by Bay Area bands helped say goodbye to Bill Graham's club.
How Santana Enjoyed a Brief Resurgence With 'Zebop!'
At this point, he'd spent the better part of a decade dabbling in fusion, largely disappearing from the charts.