Happy 70th birthday to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & Grammy Award record holder Carlos Santana! (July 20th)
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Woodstock Festivalwas unequaled in sheer scale, still heard in the voices of Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, the late Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the late Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, all in part one.
When a young Carlos Santana first was recognized as possessing a remarkable talent for playing the guitar , he was working as a dishwasher in a SanFrancisco Bay Area restaurant , humble beginnings which he shares In The Studio…
The fifteen months preceding the Woodstock Festival over the weekend of August 15-17 1969 were some of the worst and some of the best days of the 20th century. The Viet Nam War which had been percolating for over five years had driven Lyndon Johnson from the US presidency, replaced by Richard Nixon who promptly […]
In this week’s classic rock interview with Grammy record-holder and Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Carlos Santana, he shares some revealing , highly personal thoughts about : how the 1999 album Supernatural ‘s success, with 9 Grammys (the most in history) and over 15 million in sales, changed his dreams about what is possible; the first […]
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award record-holder Carlos Santana is skeptical of the NFL’s observance of “Hispanic Heritage Month” .
Redbeard: What role do you think the first two Santana albums played in our American culture in the last half of the twentieth century as far as diversity ?
Carlos Santana : Thank you for asking that question. The first Santana was “Richie Valens” . The first Santana was “Jose Feliciano”. When Selena went to the roof of her house and they said, “Hey Selena, what are you doing up there?”, and she said , “I carry the dreams and aspirations of my people. I represent all those people who pick up the grapes, who clean toilets, who change sheets, who baby sit, who garden. I represent all of those people, not just Mexicans, but everyone from Filipinos to everyone who doesn’t have a voice here in the United States.”…(more)
Classic rock interviews with the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, plus original Montrose singer/songwriter Sammy Hagar who takes a personal look back at the first Montrose album, widely cited by members of Van Halen to Def Leppard as the missing link in the evolution of hard rock. That album and the follow-up, Paper Money , have […]
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