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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 19) Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 58); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 57); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 56); Hot Chocolat
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 12)
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 12)
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 4)
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 29)
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Rock News Two: The week in pop music

DICK CLARK VS. MICHAEL GREENE
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

STARS LINE UP FOR LENO SHOW FOR U.S TROOPS
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Nov. 30)
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Nov. 24)
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 6.
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Rpck News: Music's high and low notes

'MY VH1 MUSIC AWARDS'
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Nov. 3)
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Nov. 3)
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

SYSTEM OF A DOWN
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Oct. 7)
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Carlos Santana
VAN2000102601 - 26 OCTOBER 2000 - VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADA: Backed by a ten piece band, rock legend Carlos Santana has fans dancing in the aisles as he plays a full house at Vancouver's GM Place, October 26. rlw/hr/H. Ruckemann UPI
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Carlos Alberto Santana Barragán (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican rock guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa 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 won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.

Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. His father was a mariachi violinist, and Carlos learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight. His younger brother, Jorge Santana, would also become a professional guitarist. Young Carlos was heavily influenced by Ritchie Valens at a time when there were very few Latinos in American rock and pop music. The family moved from Autlán de Navarro to Tijuana, the city on Mexico's border with California, and then San Francisco. Carlos stayed in Tijuana but joined his family in San Francisco later and graduated from James Lick Middle School and Mission High School there. He graduated from Mission High in 1965. Javier Bátiz, a famous guitarist from Tijuana, said to have been Carlos's guitar teacher who taught him to play a different style of guitar soloing. After learning Javier Batiz's techniques, Santana would make them his own as well.

"The '60s were a leap in human consciousness. Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Che Guevara, Mother Teresa, they led a revolution of conscience. The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix created revolution and evolution themes. The music was like Dalí, with many colors and revolutionary ways. The youth of today must go there to find themselves."

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