Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesCuban-born percussionist Armando Peraza, who was a member of Santana from 1972 to about 1990, died this past Monday, April 14, at a hospital in South San Francisco, California. The musician’ wife, Josephine, told the Los Angeles Times that his cause of death was pneumonia, although he also had fought a long battle with diabetes. Peraza was believed to be 89, although he didn’t know his exact birth date.
Armando joined Santana for the recording of the band’s fourth studio album, Caravanserai, and appeared on most of the group’s releases …read more
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