Changes During Santana History:1972Dave Brown was replaced by Doug Rauch. He was also a bass player.1972Gregg Rolie and Neil Schon left.1973James Mingo Lewis came right before they left. 1974Tom Coster was the newest addition, and played the keyboards.
In 1977, the only original member in Santana, besides Carlos Santana, was José Chepito Areas. José Chepito Areas departed from Santana soon after.
Featured by Santana: Mary J. Blige Rob Thomas Big Boi Bo Bice Chad Kroeger Kara DioGuardi Jennifer Lopez Baby Bash
Caravanserai was Santana's first experimental album, produced in 1972.
In Rolling Stone's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time, Santana was in 90th place.
Santana currently has 25 music videos.
Rob Thomas increased the sales of Santana's Supernatural album to 25 million, because of their big hit, "Smooth".
Santana has featured Nickleback's, Chad Kroeger, two times. The first in the song "Why Don't You and I", and the second time in the new hit "Into The Night".
Santana is part of the songwriting organization BMI, and is a BMI icon.
Santana claims Jimmy Hendrix and John Coltrane are heroes.
Santana is #15 on the Rolling Stone's list, of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
Carlos Santana learned to play the guitar when he was 8 years old. His father was a professional violinist.
Carlos Santana called himself Devadip, a name with religious meaning.
Santana was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Carlos Santana's brothers: Antonio and JorgeCarlos Santana's sisters: Laura, Irma, Leticia and Maria.
Carlos Santana has three children. They are Salvador, Stella and Angelica.
Carlos Santana married Deborah King Santana on April 20, 1973.
Carlos Santana is 5'9-1/2".
Santana: Radio is a friendly spirit. It would be fair to call that an understatement.
Santana: Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace, comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.
Santana: Everybody gets wet when it rains, from the prostitutes to the pope. My music strives to communicate that message of unity.
Santana: Angels cry because they want to experience what you and I feel: the moment. They live in eternity. They don't know what it is like to read a newspaper and get ink on your fingers. They don't know what it is like to take your shoes off and wiggle your toes under the dinner table.
Santana: Every musician who participated was on the same wavelength and artistic energy as I was... Supernatural is a beautiful example of synchronicity... making it was a truly glorious experience.
Santana: I knuckle down with my demons, and with my weaknesses.
Santana: If you can please people's hearts in Africa and Japan, then you're part of the world's family... not a tourist.
Santana: Realize that when you get older, you either get senile or become gracious. There's no in-between. You become senile when you think the world short-changed you, or everybody wakes up to screw you. You become gracious when you realize that you have something the world needs, and people are happy to see you when you come into the room.
Santana: Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
Santana: The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
Santana: First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So black people need to get the credit for that.