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Santana


Santana is a band based around Carlos Santana and was formed in the 1960's. They became famous after a performance at The Woodstock Festival in 1969. Which made their first album a hit and the next 2 albums were also successful.

Band Members[]

Vocals

  • Gregg Rolie: 1967-71
  • Leon Thomas: 1973
  • Wendy Haas: 1973
  • Leon Patillo: 1973-1975
  • Evan Thur: 1974-75
  • Greg Walker: 1975-76, 1976–79, 1983–85
  • Luther Rabb: 1976
  • Joel Badie: 1976
  • Alex Ligertwood: 1979-83, 1984–85, 1987, 1989–91, 1992–94
  • Mike Carter: 1986, 1987
  • Buddy Miles: 1987
  • Tony Lindsay: 1991, 1995–present
  • Vorriece Cooper: 1993
  • Curtis Salgado: 1995
  • Ifrab Musflyleng: 1995
  • Victor Lasic: 2010–present
  • (Various guest singers: 1999–present)


Keyboards

  • Gregg Rolie: 1967-71
  • Tom Coster: 1972-78, 83, 86
  • Richard Kermode: 1972-73
  • Wendy Haas: 1972
  • Leon Patillo: 1973-1979
  • Chris Rhyne: 1978-79
  • Alan Pasqua: 1979-80
  • Richard Baker: 1980-84
  • Chester D. Thompson: 1985-2009
  • David Sancious: 1984
  • Sterling Crew: 1986
  • Lawrence Rogers: 1994-1998
  • Freddie Ravel: 2010
  • David K. Mathews: 2011-present


Guitar

  • Tom Fraser: 1967-68
  • Neal Schon: 1969-72
  • Doug Rodrigues: 1972-1973
  • Chris Solberg: 1978-80
  • Jorge Santana: 1993 - 1996
  • Alec Evans: 1997 - 1999
  • Tommy Anthony: 2005–present


Bass Guitar

  • Gus Rodriguez: 1967
  • David Brown: 1967-71, 1974–76
  • Tom Rutley: 1971-72
  • Doug Rauch: 1972-73
  • Byron Miller: 1976
  • Pablo Telez: 1976-77
  • Paul Jackson: 1976-77
  • David Margen: 1977-82
  • Keith Jones: 1983-84, 1989
  • Alphonso Johnson: 1985-89, 1992
  • Benny Rietveld: 1990-92, 1997, present
  • Myron Dove: 1992-1996
  • Chris DiNoia: 1997-1999
  • Chris Schwegler: 2006


Drums

  • Danny Aptos: 1967
  • Rod Harper: 1967-68
  • Bob Livingston: 1968-69
  • Michael Shrieve: 1969-74, 1988
  • Buddy Miles: 1972
  • Leon "Ndugu" Chancler: 1974-76, 1988
  • Gaylord Birch: 1976, 1991
  • Graham Lear: 1976-87
  • Chester C. Thompson: 1984
  • Oscar Cozens: 1985-87
  • Walfredo Reyes: 1989-91, 1992–93
  • Billy Johnson: 1991, 1994–96, 2000–2001
  • Rodney Holmes: 1993-94, 1997–2000
  • Tommie Bradford: 1994
  • Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez: 1997
  • Ricky Wellman: 1997
  • Dennis Chambers: 2004–present


Percussion

  • Mike Carabello (Congas): 1966-67, 1969–71
  • Marcus Malone (Congas): 1967-69
  • José "Chepito" Areas (Timbales): 1969-80
  • Rico Reyes (Timbales): 1971, 1972
  • Victor Pantoja (Timbales): 1971
  • Coke Escovedo (Timbales): 1971-72
  • Pete Escovedo (Timbales): 1971, 1977–79
  • James "Mingo" Lewis (Congas): 1972
  • Armando Peraza (Congas, Bongos): 1972-75, 1977–90
  • Raul Rekow (Congas, Percussion): 1976–present
  • Francisco Aguabella (Congas): 1969-71
  • Orestes Vilató (Timbales): 1980-87
  • Karl Perazzo (Timbales): 1991–present


Other Instruments

  • Jules Broussard: saxophone 1974-75
  • Alex Jackaman: trumpet 1993
  • Oran Coltrane: saxophone 1992
  • Russell Tubbs: flute 1978
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