Sad news for Santana fans. Speculation had been rife that the Mexican guitarist best known for hit songs like Maria Maria, Smooth or Oye Como Va, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 73, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 29/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a guitarist isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a guitarist just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouCarlos was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Carlos Santana was unlike any other guitarist we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouCarlos”
— @universalObserver, 28 Nov 2020
“I thought Carlos Santana retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 28 Nov 2020
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