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JOHN DOTE' / NIGHTBEAT IN LAS VEGAS / NATIONAL AND WORLD PROMOTIONS / UPN-SCREEN GEMS NETWORK
The Bronx born Disc Jockey made his way through life in the record industry as a drummer, producer and musician. Living and making his mark in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dote's musical career spiraled with success when he produced the classic album "Hooked On Themes". The album contains the themes from some of the Biggest television shows of the world including Charlie's Angels, The Rockford Files and Hawaii Five-0.
It was during the late 60's that Dote's father gave Carlos Santana his first break, performing at The Boogaloo Club on Geneva Avenue in San Francisco, across from the famous Cow Palace where The Beatles performed. Since that period, Evil Ways had passed and Tell Her She's Lovely By El Chicano and Suavecito By Malo were riding the top of the charts with the Latin sounds of the 70's. But no other latin artist has ever accomplished what the 9 time grammy award winner has. Santana left a string of hits behind before the big one would arrive.
At the turn of the 21st century, Dote' was promoting video's for over 20 different major labels and many independent record companies as well. UPS was making their overnight deliveries of major hit releases to Celebrity Studio where Dote' produced his show. Dote' would write reviews for the new releases and either pass or put his signature of approval on them. 2000 was a year of celebration and new releases. Dote' was handling Britney Spears "Oops I Did It Again", Le Ann Rimes "I Need You" and Santana "Smooth".
Dote' and Santana were both with Arista Records at this time. And although Dote' was also handling The Eurythmics new release of that year, there was only so much room at the top. After the release of Smooth, Santana's record sales soared 166%. The highest of any recording artist on the market today. And Dote' put his signature of approval on Smooth! He was promoting the house mix version on his show which featured Rob Thomas on lead vocals.
He became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, the Santana Blues Band, which created a highly successful blend of salsa, rock, blues, and jazz fusion. Their sound featured his often high-pitched and clean guitar lines set against Latin instrumentation such as timbales and congas. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades, and experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. Over his career he has sold an estimated 80 million albums world wide.