Neil Schon Turns 66 Today. He Was A Teenager When He Joined Santana!

When most teenagers back in the late 60's and early 70's were listening to music on the radio, NEIL SCHON was playing guitar for SANTANA! Happy birthday to Neil Schon. He was so young when he played with Santana that today in some of the radio prep services, they list him at turning 76. He turns 66 today.

He was jamming with Carlos Santana when he was just 15 and 2 years later, Carlos said join my band. You would think that alone would be an amazing invitation, but Neil actually had to think about it, because he also got an offer from Eric Clapton to join Derek and the Dominos. He turned down Clapton and said yes to his guitar hero, Carlos Santana.

About a decade before JOURNEY was very successful, Neil was side by side next to Carlos Santana. Check out the old videos with a very young NEIL SCHON. What were you doing when you were 17?

Happy birthday Neil.

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