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Carlos Santana

John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, 'The Guitar Greats' (BBC Books), 1983

CARLOS SANTANA has continuously led the band that bears his name for nearly fifteen years, and maintained a substantial worldwide popularity, something which requires an exceptional talent, not simply in musical terms, but also with regard to finance, human relationships and the many other problems which confront the figurehead of a rock group. Carlos Santana appears to be almost the only guitar virtuoso who has enjoyed uninterrupted fame and success, and more to the point, is also a superb musician with particular reference to his chosen instrument.

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