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Mexican-born guitarist Carlos Santana on stage with his band Santana at the tenth 'Garden Party' at Crystal Palace Bowl, London.
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March 18th

1967 – The UK music magazine New Musical Express announced that former Spence Davis Group member Steve Winwood was planning to form a new group with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. The ensemble would choose the name Traffic.

1978Santana plays to 250,000 people at the California Jam II rock festival. Other performers include Aerosmith, Dave Mason, Heart, and Ted Nugent.

1989Phil Collins and his spouse, Jill, become the proud parents of daughter Lily Jane.

2001 – American singer, guitarist, and songwriter John Phillips of Mamas and The Papas died of heart failure aged 65. His first band, The Journeymen, were a folk trio, Mamas and The Papas had the US No.1 ‘Monday, Monday’. Phillips was married to Michelle Gilliam, they had one child together, Chynna Phillips, vocalist of the 1990′s pop trio Wilson Phillips. His second solo album was released on Rolling Stones records and featured Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood.

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