(CBS NEWS) – Nearly 45 years ago, guitarist Carlos Santana burst onto the scene and re-defined rock music. As one of music’s most acclaimed guitarists, he pioneered a new sound — blending Afro-Latin beats with the electric blues. Santana is among this year’s Kennedy Center Honorees.
Santana told CBS News’ Anthony Mason that he’s “really, really grateful” about the about the award. He also said that he thinks “Smooth” and “Black Magic Woman” are two of his songs that are “forever going to be in the blood stream of the listener.”
Surprisingly, those two hits came three decades apart, bridging an extraordinary career…
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