“Old age isn’t a battle; old age is a massacre.” Philip Roth

Santana is the primary exponent of Latin-tinged rock, particularly due to its combination of Latin percussion (congas, timbales, etc.) with bandleader Carlos Santana’s distinctive, high-pitched lead guitar playing.

 Active: 1960s – 2010s – Formed: 1966 in San Francisco, CA – Genres: Pop/Rock – Jazz – Styles: Album Rock – Blues-Rock – Fusion – Hard Rock – Latin Rock – Psychedelic/Garage – Contemporary Pop/Rock – Jazz-Rock

Santana – 1969

Abraxas – 1970

“Old age is like an opium-dream. Nothing seems real except what is unreal.”– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Santana III – 1971

“As one grows older becomes wiser and more foolish” – François de La Rochefoucauld


Ultimate Spinach

Genres: Pop/Rock

Styles: Acid Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic/Garage

 Formed: 1967 in Boston, MA – Disbanded:  1969

Group Members: Tony Scheuren,  Jeff Baxter,  Keith Lahteinen, Geoffrey Winthrop, Ian Bruce Douglas, Richard Nese, Ted Myers, Michael Levine, Barbara Hudson

“Age imprints more wrinkles on the mind than it does on the face.”
Montaigne, Essays.

“Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.”
Leon Trotsky, Diary in Exile

“The real affliction of old age is remorse.” Cesare Pavese, The moon and the bonfire

Country Joe & the Fish

“I still think of myself as I was 25 years ago. Then I look in a mirror and see an old bastard and I realize it’s me”.– Dave Allen, The Independent (1993).

Country Joe & the Fish

Genres: Pop/Rock – Folk

Styles:  Psychedelic/Garage – Folk-Rock – Protest Songs

Active: 1960s – 1970s

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.- Jack Benny, New York Times (1974).