Carlos Santana is celebrating his 73rd 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 73rd 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 73.
Happy Birthday, Carlos, you're the best!
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