Fact: Veteran rocker Carlos Santana has been given double the reason to celebrate his 68th birthday on Monday (20Jul15) - he is set to be honoured for his memoir at the 36th annual American Book Awards. The Latin superstar and his co-authors, Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller, will be feted for their work on The Universal Tone at the prizegiving, which celebrates diversity in publishing. Other winners include Marlon James for A Brief History of Seven Killings, which was partly based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley, and poet Anne Waldman, who will be recognised with a lifetime achievement accolade.
Fact: Guitar great Carlos Santana, Swedish Dj Avicii, rapper Wyclef Jean and Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires have been chosen to perform the closing anthem at the upcoming soccer World Cup tournament in Brazil this summer (14). The stars will collaborate on the track Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way) at the closing ceremony of the sports event in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July (14).
Fact: Guitar legend Carlos Santana celebrated his 65th birthday on Friday (20Jul12) by taking his wife, Cynthia, and a group of friends out to dinner at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in Atlantic City.
Quote: "I am connected to women. I am not gay, but I am connected." Santana is in touch with his feminine side.
Fact: Swedish rock guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has joined the likes of Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton and Elvis Presley in Hollywood's RockWalk after being inducted into the hall of fame on Monday (13Oct08).
Quote: "I have gone on dates, and one thing I have discovered is that I don't need no damn Viagra, that's for damn sure. I'm very, very active." Ageing guitar great Carlos Santana has no problems in the bedroom.
Quote: "I have gone on dates, and one thing I have discovered is that I don't need no damn Viagra, that's for damn sure. I'm very, very active." Age isn't killing Latin rock veteran Carlos Santana's virility.
Fact: Guitar great Santana is secretly penning music he hopes will become the official anthem for soccer's World Cup in 2010. He says, "I'm writing music that will hopefully put us centre stage with our African brothers in South Africa."
Fact: Gloria Estefan's new Spanish-language album features a reminder of her Cuban roots on NO LLORES. The track is a collaboration between the singer and Latino superstars Carlos Santana, Jose Feliciano and drummer SHEILA E.
Fact: <p>DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star James Denton has been confirmed as the host of the World Music Awards on Wednesday (31AUG05). The event, to be staged at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, will feature live performances from Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana, Destiny's Child and Bon Jovi. </p>