Carlos Santana is a worldwide phenomenon of a musician who rose to fame in the 60s and 70s with his band, Santana. This band combined elements of modern rock music with Latin American jazz, pioneering a wholly original sound that would go on to receive critical acclaim along with worldwide popularity. By mixing blues inspired, Jimi Hendrix-esque guitar riffs with instruments not commonly found in blues rock such as timbales and congas, Carlos Santana was able to reach wild levels of success with his initial popularity in the late 60s and his resurgence in the 1990s. Throughout his decades-long career, Santana was listed by Rolling Stone as #20 of the 100 Greatest Guitarists and has received 10 Grammy awards and 3 Latin Grammys.
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