Santana brought the Latin Rock Fusion to Woodstock. They started at 2:00 pm on Saturday, the 16th of August, 1969. Relatively unknown for the audience, Santana hit the nerve of the party crowd quite well.

Their debut album Santana was released in the same month. The band had just played local gigs in the San Francisco area so they were relatively unknown. Their set was powerful and magical at the same time.

Carlos Santana claimed he was tripping on LSD throughout most of the performance and was hallucinating that his guitar was a snake; nevertheless, he performed flawlessly. He was 22 years old at the time.


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