2001 – Returning home after a 46-year absence, gui… Read more

2001 – Returning home after a 46-year absence, gui…

2001 – Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the “favorite son” of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Perez also gives Santana the keys to the town where he spent his early childhood and where his father was a well-known musician. The town’s […]

2001 – John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner… Read more

2001 – John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner…

2001 – John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two days after undergoing coronary bypass surgery. He is 61. Fahey formulated an idiosyncratic bluesbased fingerpicking style that was showcased on a series of albums for his label, Takoma Records. He was considered a principal, albeit unwilling, influence on such new-age musicians […]