2005 – The hits compilation Now 20 tops the U.S. album charts. The second highest new entry is Santana’s All That I Am, in at No. 2.
2004 – For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder is named the 2004 recipient of the Chart Toppers Century Award. Wonder follows George Harrison (who received the inaugural award in 1992), Buddy Guy, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Chet Atkins, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, John Mellencamp, Annie Lennox and […]
2004 – Poison’s C. C. DeVille is named the worst guitarist soloist of all time by Guitar World magazine. Exhibit A is his nine-minute solo from Swallow This … Live! Carlos Santana is a runner-up for his work on “Game of Love.” I agree 100% with this statement!
2004 – Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli and Carlos Santana perform at the We are the Future concert at Rome’s Circus Maximus. Organized by Quincy Jones, the all-star show benefits child care centers in African and Middle Eastern war zones.
2003 – Carlos Santana joins Ben Harper onstage during a tour stop with Jack Johnson in Berkeley, Calif. Santana plays on “With My Own Two Hands” and a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Money.”
2003 – Santana wraps up his Supernatural tour and donates $2 million to help conquer the AIDS crisis in South Africa.
2003 – Guitar legend Carlos Santana announces alongside Bishop Desmond Tutu that the proceeds from his summer tour will go towards battling AIDS.
2002 – Santana were at No.1 on the US alum chart with ‘Shaman’ their fourth US No.1 album. Track Listings 1. Adouma 2. Nothing At All (Featuring Musiq) 3. The Game Of Love (Featuring Michelle Branch) 4. You Are My Kind (Featuring Seal) 5. Amore (Sexo) (Featuring Macy Gray) 6. Foo Foo 7. Victory Is […]
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]
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 […]
2000 – Carlos Santana is presented with the key to the city of Tijuana, Mexico. Santana, who grew up in the city, plays the Coors Amphitheater in nearby Chula Vista, Calif., later that night.
2000 – David Brown of Santana dies due to liver and kidney failure this day in rock history!