July 20: Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana – Happy Birthday Carlos Santana
Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American rock guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, Latin music and jazz fusion. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music.
Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
He has been on stage/tour with our man, Bob Dylan and we have dug up some of their moments together.
Happy Birthday, Carlos!
Bob Dylan & Carlos Santana Blowin’ In The Wind (Barcelona,1984):
Bob Dylan & Carlos Santana Interview:
Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana – Tombstone blues (1984?):
Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana & Bono – Blowin’ in the wind (audio, Live Slane Castle 1984-07-08):
-Egil & Hallgeir