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All 32 Bands that Performed at Woodstock


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Santana

The career of Latin rock guitarist Carlos Santana got a major boost when concert producer Bill Graham convinced Woodstock promoters to book the band, even though they hadn't yet released an album. The band played seven songs, including "Waiting," "Jingo," and the 11-minute instrumental "Soul Sacrifice," which was considered a highlight of the festival.

Although the 1970 album Abraxas reached number one on the album charts and sold more than four million copies, Carlos Santana wouldn't duplicate this success until the 1999 release of Supernatural, a collaboration with Eric Clapton, Wyclef Jean, and other artists. The album garnered nine Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the song "Smooth" with Rob Thomas.