Santana had the #1 LP in the US when the Billboard charts came out on Nov. 13, …

Written by on November 14, 2017


Santana had the #1 LP in the US when the Billboard charts came out on Nov. 13, 1971. The record was the band’s third album and their second self-titled album. It is often referred to as ‘Santana III’ to distinguish it from the band’s 1969 debut album. The album was also known as Man with an Outstretched Hand. It was the third and last album by the Woodstock-era lineup, and it was also considered by many to be the band’s peak commercially and musically. The album featured two singles, “Everybody’s Everything”, which hit #12 in October 1971, and “No One to Depend On”, a staple on FM radio. This is the first album to feature 17-year-old Neal Schon on guitar.

‘Santana III’ was the last Santana album to hit #1 on the charts until their album “Supernatural” in 1999. According to Guinness Book of World Records 2005, this is the longest delay between #1 albums ever occurring.

The band’s lineup and music started to change after this record, heading in a somewhat jazz direction. Of the first 3 records by the band, did you have a preference for any certain one?

“Santana III”, the #1 Lp in the US, 46 years ago today.




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