Santana at the Cricket

The guitarist with deep San Diego roots plays a show in South Bay, with support from Michael Franti and Spearhead.

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Carlos Santana, who has deep San Diego roots, played on Wednesday at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, with support from Michael Franti and Spearhead.
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The classic rock guitarist has deep ties to San Diego and Tijuana.
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Santana formed a band of the same name in 1966.
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Three years later the guitarist exploded onto the national music scene after an appearance at Woodstock.
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Photographer Vito Di Stefano got a sneak peek at the set list on Wednesday night.
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Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at No. 15 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
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Santana released a slew of albums in the '70s to critical and commercial success, including "Abraxas," from 1970, which went quadruple platinum.
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Santana made one of the most remarkable musical comebacks of all time in the '90s.
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Music maven Clive Davis signed the band to Arista and matched up the guitarist with a host of collaborators, most notably Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas.
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The pair's single, "Smooth," was a gigantic radio hit, lodging itself for three months in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts.
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The album "Supernatural" went on to sell 21 million copies worldwide.
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"Supernatural" ended up hauling in nine Grammy awards.
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Opening up the show were Michael Franti and Spearhead.
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