February 23, 2000 – Carlos Santana ties Michael Jackson‘s 1983 record for the most Grammys won in a single year, including Album of the Year for his album Supernatural, and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Smooth,” his collaboration with Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20. Supernatural sells 30 million records worldwide. Classic Rock Birthdays February 23, 1952 – Brad … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 23 in Classic Rock
With the passing of Sir George Martin I feel compelled to write about something that I often talk about with colleagues—why the music of yesterday somehow seems to be more meaningful and has more staying power than a lot of the music made today. Let’s first talk about the artists and their process and then … Continue reading Editorial—Music, Yesterday vs. Today
On April 15th, Santana, featuring the classic 1970’s lineup of Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve, will release a brand new studio album, Santana IV. The album, which features 16 new tracks, is the follow up to the 1971 album, Santana III. Check out the making-of video here.
A new show for American Public Television is a music-themed talk show with a twist; the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, GRAMMY winners and rock stars who are the subject of the show get to choose their own interviewers. “The beauty of the Speakeasy format is that it afford these artists a level of … Continue reading New ‘Speakeasy’ Show Lets Musicians Choose Their Own Interviewers
The lineup for the 45th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced, and headlining performers include Eric Clapton, Santana, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Robert Plant. The festival will take place April 25th – 27th and May 1st – 4th at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Other big names … Continue reading New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Lineup Announced
Billy Joel and Carlos Santana are among five people to receive the highest national honors this year for influencing American culture through the arts. Announced Thursday, fellow Kennedy Center Honorees include jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, opera singer Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine. Read: Billy Joel Sanctions Authorized Biography A concert in their honor will … Continue reading Billy Joel and Carlos Santana to Receive Kennedy Center Honors
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