Santana is one of those rare guitarists whose sound is instantly
recognizable. His fiery, soulful blend of rock,
blues, and Latin
music made Santana an international success. From
Francisco psychedelia to '70s fusion to later pop crossovers,
Santana has remained a respected, influential force in music.
Though Santana had scored hits from the late '60s to the early
'80s, the band operated under the mainstream radar for much of the
'80s and '90s until the multi-platinum 1999 "comeback"
album SUPERNATURAL, studded with pop-star collaborations, brought
them a whole new audience.