Carlos Santana Finds Old Drummer Who Has Been Living on the Street for 40 YEARS

Back in the middle 60s, Marcus Malone was a gigging musician with a position Carlos Santana in The Carlos Santana Blues Band.  He was good, too; his nickname was Marcus the Magnificent.

But then things went wrong for Marcus.  He ran afoul of the law and was sent to San Quentin.  When he got out, he couldn’t get it together, spending most of his time on the streets.  Santana, meanwhile, turned into one of rock’s most famous guitarists and has been a member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998.

Then something weird happened.  A local TV reporter was doing a story on illegal dump sites when he came across Marcus digging through trash.  During an interview, Marcus mentioned what he used to do.  That led to a reunion with his old bandleader.

Read the whole story at The Daily Mail.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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