Gregg Rolie


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Rolie joined Carlos Santana’s band only one year after graduating from high school. He was in the original lineup who played at Woodstock in 1969.

He sang the lead vocals on hits like “Black Magic Woman”, “Oye Como Va”, “No One To Depend On”, and “Evil Ways”

Gregg left Santana at the end of 1971 after reaching an impasse over the band’s musical direction

In 1973 Rolie joined Journey as lead vocalist and keyboardist until Steve Perry joined in ’77, after which Rolie and Perry shared the lead vocal spot. Gregg left Journey in 1980 to pursue a solo career.


He has been a recurring member of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr band since 2012

In 2016, Gregg rejoined Santana to complete the original lineup, and the band recorded a new album, Santana 4

As a member of Santana, he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998

Here Gregg does an acoustic blues piano arrangement of Santana’s “Evil Ways”