1969 - Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals; born 7/20/47), Jose Chepito Areas (timbales; born 7/25/46), David Brown (bass; born 2/15/47), Mike Carabello (congas; born 11/18/47), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals; born 6/17/47), Michael Shrieve (drums; born 7/6/49)
Carlos Santana's "Signed Gibson SG Special" with P-90's ~ Heritage Cherry | Circa 1961-63 •Carlos performed with this "red SG Special" at Woodstock's historical concert, in 1969 ... before, the release of, Santana's very "first album". This Gibson, and one other - with humbucker's, were Carlos' main guitars, until 1972, when he opted over to Gibson's Les Paul standards and customs. In 1986, Carlos Santana turned over this "Iconic Axe", to the Hard Rock Cafe!
Cindy Blackman, jazz & rock drummer and bandleader. She is best known for recording and touring with Lenny Kravitz, as well as appearing in his music videos, including Are You Gonna Go My Way. She has recorded several jazz albums, and has performed with acclaimed jazz & rock artists. A rarity as a female jazz percussionist, she has admitted she has encountered gender & racial prejudice, as well as prejudice against her afro & musical opinions. She is married to guitarist Carlos Santana.
Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. 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.