Ligertwood at the World Classic Rockers Concert, 23 June 2007 Camarillo, California
10 December 1946 |
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums|
|Associated acts||The Senate, The Jeff Beck Group, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Santana, Go Ahead, Average White Band, World Classic Rockers, El Chicano, The Dregs, Steve Morse Band|
Alexander John "Alex" Ligertwood is a Scottish singer, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of Santana (1979-1985, 1987, 1989–1991, 1992–1994). He is credited on songs by Santana, including "All I Ever Wanted", "You Know That I Love You", "Winning" and "Hold On". He also performed with The Senate (1960s), The Jeff Beck Group (1970) and Brian Auger's Oblivion Express (1971–72 and 2013–present). He also appeared with (Grateful Dead side project) Go Ahead (1986 and 1988), John Cipollina and friends (1988), the Average White Band (1989) and David Sancious.
Ligertwood sang lead vocals on the song "Crank It Up" by The Dixie Dregs, from their albumIndustry Standard (1982),  as well as contributing the lead vocal on the song "Double Bad" from Jeff Lorber's album In the Heat of the Night (1984).
During 2000 he toured with World Classic Rockers. More recently he sang on a version of the Scorpions song "Is There Anybody There" which appeared on drummer Herman Rarebell's solo album Acoustic Fever (2013). In 2014, Ligertwood's vocals were featured on tracks by El Chicano and in the same year he toured in Japan and Europe with Brian Auger and the Oblivion Express.
In 2014, Ligertwood was invited by producer Gerry Gallagher to record with Latin rock legends El Chicano as well as Alphonse Mouzon, David Paich, Brian Auger, Ray Parker Jr., Lenny Castro, Siedah Garrett, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Vikki Carr, Pete Escovedo, Peter Michael Escovedo, Jessy J, Marcos J. Reyes, Salvador Santana, and Spencer Davis and is featured on vocals on the tracks "Make Love", "The Viper" and "Outbound" from Gallagher's most recent studio album due out in 2017.
Ligertwood has also performed with The Magic of Santana, a German tribute group whose guests include Santana percussionist Raul Rekow and vocalist Tony Lindsay.
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