Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music.
January 4 — Elvis Presley. On this day in 1954, Elvis recorded one of his very first demos at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn, which lead him to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time with a catalog of music that spans decades and 33 feature films. Even to this day, his gyrating hips are ever-so-swoon-worthy and his legend will live on through his music, good looks, and a small army of Elvis impersonators world wide.