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Jorge Santana, Musician and Brother of Carlos Santana, Dies at 68

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Jorge Santana, a musician and the youngest brother of guitarist Carlos Santana, died of pure causes on Thursday. He was 68.

Carlos Santana introduced the demise of his brother on his Facebook page on Friday.

“We take time to have a good time the magnificent spirit of our beloved brother Jorge,” Carlos wrote. “He transitioned unto the realm of sunshine that forged no shadow. The eyes of my coronary heart clearly see him proper in between our superb and luxurious mom Josefina and our father Jose.”

Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Santana was the youngest of three brothers and began taking part in the guitar after Carlos did. When he was 14, Santana started taking part in the guitar in San Francisco the place he joined a highschool band known as The Malibus within the 1960s. The band later modified its identify to Malo, Spanish for “unhealthy.” The brand new identify got here from the band’s frontman’s mom who would inform them, “todos ustedes son malos,” that means “all of you might be unhealthy.”

The band went on to signal with Warner Brothers and in 1972, turned recognized for his or her prime 20 hit for the music “Suavecito.” The group would later carry out on Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” that very same 12 months.

Malo produced three extra albums earlier than the band broke up. Santana had additionally been taking part in with the New York-based salsa collective Fania All-Stars and obtained to play on the Yankee Stadium in 1973. 5 years later, he launched two solo albums, “Jorge Santana” and “It’s All About Love.”

Santana additionally went on to work with Carlos and his administration firm as a director of artist relations. In 1993, Santana toured together with his well-known brother, and the next 12 months they recorded an album, “Santana Brothers,” with their cousin, Carlos Hernandez.

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