Friday, July 12, 2024

RIP Jorge Santana, Brother of Carlos Santana, Leader of the Group Malo with their Great Hit “Suavecito”


A lot of people have written testimonials to Jorge Santana, brother of Carlos, who died yesterday at age 68. Jorge was also a great musician. In 1972 he joined the group, Malo, and they had a crossover hit that I have loved ever since. “Suavecito” lives on and on. Condolences to his family and friends.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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