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The Tragic Real-life Story Of Carlos Santana

Santana is one of the most enduring bands in rock history, and one of the few eponymous groups not named after its singer. That doesn't matter, because leader Carlos Santana's guitar work is so soulful, distinctive, and innovative. The band's brand of psychedelic rock-meets-Latin jazz took songs like "Evil Ways," "Black Magic Woman," and "Oye Como Va" to the top of the charts (and permanent rotation at rock radio stations). 

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    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Carlos Santana

    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Carlos Santana

    Santana is one of the most enduring bands in rock history, and one of the few eponymous groups not named after its singer. That doesn't matter, because leader Carlos Santana's guitar work is so soulful, distinctive, and innovative. The band's brand of psychedelic rock-meets-Latin jazz took songs like "Evil Ways," "Black Magic Woman," and "Oye Como Va" to the top of the charts (and permanent rotation at rock radio stations).

    Why Carlos Santana Couldn't Record Music For Much Of The '90s

    Why Carlos Santana Couldn't Record Music For Much Of The '90s

    Carlos Santana is known for his guitar prowess. In the 1970s, he was one of the kings of rock, and he had multiple hit albums to prove it. But then, Santana stopped recording music for much of the '90s. It wasn't until 1999 that Santana came out with the album Supernatural and the song "Smooth" that catapulted him to even greater heights of popularity.

    The Truth About Carlos Santana's Wives

    The Truth About Carlos Santana's Wives

    Carlos Santana has had a fascinating life. He graduated high school while in the hospital with tuberculosis, played Woodstock on hallucinogens, faded into obscurity, and managed to pull off a one-in-a-million comeback after studios had written him off as a washed up has-been who was overstaying his welcome.

    The Tragic Death Of Carlos Santana's Father

    The Tragic Death Of Carlos Santana's Father

    Hard to tell which is more entertaining — the artist who kind of carries on a family tradition (the Barrymores have been producing actors for generations, not to mention Bach after Bach after Bach after....) or someone who just springs up without any apparent gene pool interference. For Carlos Santana, it was in the blood. Born July 20, 1947 in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico, Carlos had the good fortune to be parented by a professional violinist and singer, José. Carlos's first exposure to music-making was taking up the violin himself as a child, says Biography, but it didn't take. Fortunately for all of us, electric guitar did take.

    Why Carlos Santana And His First Wife Split After 30 Years

    Why Carlos Santana And His First Wife Split After 30 Years

    Although many rockstars have a reputation for living hard-and-fast lifestyles involving drugs, alcohol and women, many have chosen to get married in the midst of their careers or even before they've made it big. Carlos Santana is one example, having married his first wife Deborah King in 1973. Santana, the frontman behind the band of the same name and the man responsible for hits such as "Black Magic Woman", "Evil Ways" and "Oye Como Va," was previously married for 34 years to Deborah, the mother of his three children, according to Reuters.

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