Hollywood RockWalk Induction Ceremony. Guitar Center, City of Hollywood, Los Angeles County, State of California 90046 Friday February 23, 1996

NARAS Santana Tribute Concert. Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles County, State of California 91608 Sunday February 25, 1996 (7:30 p.m.)

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About the Event/Show

Hollywood RockWalk Induction Ceremony. Guitar Center, Hollywood, CA Friday February 23, 1996

A Bill Graham bust is unveiled, and Carlos Santana is inducted. His handprint is included among many others on the sidewalk. A photo session is held by Robert Knight.

Guitar Center is a large music store, situated on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. It's a fine place to buy a guitar, but what makes this particular store special is what lies just outside its front door: The Hollywood RockWalk ®. Like a small version of courtyard at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, this little patio contains the handprints of numerous celebrities. But these celebrities aren't movie stars - they're rock musicians and guitar greats.

Hollywood has long paid tribute to its film & TV heritage, but its rock & roll pioneers tended to go unrecognized. Founded in 1985, Hollywood's RockWalk was created to remedy that injustice. It is the only sidewalk which immortalizes the legends of the music world, a permanent way of honoring those individuals and bands who made a lasting an important contribution to music. The cement squares of the RockWalk contain only the star's handprints; unlike those at Grauman's Chinese, there are no footprints. And while some of the squares contain actual autographs (Little Richard, Dick Clark, George Martin...), most contain just a tiny bronze plaque which contains the name and facsimile signature of each artist.

On the east wall above the RockWalk are a number of large bronze plaques, containing the likenesses of such musical celebrities as Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Marvin Gaye, Keith Moon, John Bonham, Rick Nelson, Buddy Rich, and Gene Krupa. A legend reads: "The RockWalk: to those whose music continues to echo through the decades..." Future inductees are by a secret ballot vote of past RockWalk honorees, each of whom are asked to submit a list of three possible inductees. All induction ceremonies are open to the public.

Carlos Santana Cement Square at Hollywood Guitar Center
7425 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

NARAS Santana Tribute Concert. Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA Sunday February 25, 1996

Universal Amphitheatre Santana Dates: July 14, 1979 - September 8/9/10, 1980 - October 5/6, 1983 - August 15/16, 1987 - June 29, 1995 - February 25, 1996 - March 3, 2003

Universal Amphitheatre (later known as Gibson Amphitheatre) was an indoor amphitheatre located in Los Angeles, California within Universal City. It was built as an outdoor venue, opening in the summer of 1972 with a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. It was remodeled and converted into an indoor theatre in 1982 to improve acoustics. The amphitheater closed on September 6, 2013 and was demolished for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.

The Recording Academy (formally the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; abbreviated NARAS) is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals. It is famous for its Grammy Awards, which recognize achievements in the music industry of songs and music which are popular worldwide. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) in partnership with the NARAS Foundation is dedicated to advancing music education in schools, reaching out to children with a variety of cultural and educational activities designed to empower them by showing the rich musical legacy of their forebearers.

As part of the Grammy Week festivities, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is honoring Carlos Santana at a benefit concert on February 25, 1996 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Universal Amphitheatre.

Universal Amphitheatre

Memorabilia

Poster
"Thank You" Poster
Program
Ad #1
Pass
Ad #2 Billboard Newspaper January 20, 1996
Press Review Billboard Newspaper April 6, 1996

Music

The Band: Santana #54

Carlos Santana (guitar/percussion/vocals), Myron Dove (bass), Billy Johnson (drums), Raul Rekow (percussion/vocals), Karl Perazzo (percussion/vocals), Chester Thompson (keyboard/vocals), Tony Lindsay (vocals)

Guests

Escola Nova De Samba (1), Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir (2), Vernon Reid (3), Tramaine Hawkins (4), John Lee Hooker (5), Kirk Hammett (6), Alex Ligertwood (7), Buddy Guy (8), Herbie Hancock (9), Wayne Shorter (10), Mickey Hart (11), Armando Peraza (12), Giovanni Hidalgo (13), Jorge Santana (14), Salvador Santana (15), Stella Santana (16), Taro Hart (17), Arturo Sandoval (18), Bob Weir (19)

Length

Over 240 minutes

Exact Set List

Tree Air Rain On Earth (1)(2) - Brotherhood/Peace On Earth (3) * - Band Introduction - Shortnin' Bread (2) - Right On, Be Free (2) - Let There Be Light/Children Of The Light (4) - The Healer (5) - Feelin' All Right (5) - If 6 Was 9 (6) * - Open Invitation (6)(7) * - Blues For Salvador (8) * - Everybody's Everything (8) * - Yaleo/Hannibal (9) * - Watermelon Man (9) - Palladium (10) - Europa (10) * - Guajira (11)(12)(13)(14) - Light At The Edge Of The World (15)(16) - Masacote (11)(12)(17) - Carlos Santana Speech/Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19) * - Oye Como Va (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19) * - Exodus (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19) - Interplanetary Party (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19) *

Note

* 85-minute segment broadcast during the week of May 26, 1996 on American radio.

Photos

Friday February 23, 1996 Photos by Karim Brichi

© Karim Brichi
© Karim Brichi

Friday February 23, 1996 Photo Session by Robert Knight

© Robert Knight
Carmine Appice, Carlos Santana, Ginger Baker © Robert Knight
© Robert Knight
© Robert Knight
© Robert Knight

Sunday February 25, 1996 Photos by Jim Steinfeldt/Uncredited Photo

© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt
© Jim Steinfeldt