Happy birthday! Carlos Santana turns 72 today

The iconic and legendary guitarist turns 72 on Saturday, Jul. 20, 2019.

Carlos Santana is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed guitarists of his generation.

Popular guitarist Carlos Santana (Maria Maria, Smooth, Oye Como Va, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 72nd birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Santana, a cultural icon

Born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana in Autlán de Navarro on July 20, 1947, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Mexican history. Santana's not just a great guitarist, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Carlos hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Carlos Santana as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 72.

Happy Birthday, Carlos, you're the best!

Carlos Santana career in pictures

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