Friday, April 13, 2001 | 9:36 a.m.
Carlos Santana and the group that bears his name were a modest hit, with a $20.50 top-price ticket, in 1990 at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts. Ten years later Santana was the hit of 2000's Grammy Awards for his "Smooth" single and album release, putting the group and himself in the $100-and-above ticket category for arena and events-center appearances. Santana, just out of his teens, formed the first of a series of Santana groups in San Francisco in 1967, starting a journey that took more than three decades to climb to the top of his personal musical mountain. Santana was one of three musical groups to perform at both the original Woodstock in 1969, and again in 1994.