I have been reflecting on the latest Santana reunion. It caused me to set the wayback machine to search the music of our heart for previous Santana reunions.
The two most prevalent Santana reunions (with three or more past Santana band members) that I am aware of in reverse chronological order are:
1) The Voices of Latin Rock Book Release Party at Bimbo’s Club in San Francisco on November 17, 2004.
On the stage from the original Santana band were: Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve, Michael Carabello and Jose “Chepito” Areas. Alphonso Johnson plays bass and he was a member of Santana twice in 1985-89, 1992.
2) Santana Concert – Shoreline Reunion 1986, Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA.
Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Greg Rolie, Chepito Areas, Michael Carabello, Michael Shrieve, David Brown, Buddy Miles, Alex Ligertwood, Chester Thompson, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson, David Margen, Orestes Vilato, Armando Peraza, Jorge Santana.
The introduction by Bill Graham is especially touching.
My thanks to Eagle Rock Entertainment and YouTube for preserving history and making it so readily available.