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Michael Shrieve

Drummer from United States of America

Michael Shrieve (born July 6, 1949, in San Francisco) is an American drummer, percussionist, and later, an electronic music composer. He is best known as the drummer in Carlos Santana's eponymous band, playing on their first eight albums from 1969 through 1974. His performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival, when he was just 20 years old, made him one of the youngest musicians to perform at the festival. Shrieve's drum solo during an extended version of "Soul Sacrifice" in the Woodstock film has been described as "electrifying". Shrieve's first full-time band was called Glass Menagerie, followed by experience in the house band of an R&B club, backing touring musicians including B.B. King and Etta James. At 16, he played in a jam session at the Fillmore Auditorium, where he attracted the attention of Santana's manager, Stan Marcum. When he was 19, Shrieve jammed with Santana at a recording studio and was invited to join that day. The 2004 two-disc Legacy release of Santana features additional tracks recorded before Shrieve joined the band. On August 16, 1969, Santana played the Woodstock Festival, shortly after Shreive's twentieth birthday, but before the release of their eponymous  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Mike Shrieve,Shrieve, Michael,M. Shrieve
Date of birth
1949-07-06
Place of birth
San Francisco
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Drummer

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