Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Former Band Member

Published December 30, 2013 89,491 Views

Rumble / Entertainment LifeWe all had friends back in school days that we shared most of the time with. Going to school together, going out in town or the night clubs, visiting the same places every day. But, as life goes on, we somehow lose our connections with them and end up without seeing them for years. It’s the moment of reconnecting with some of them that bring joy in our lives year after. In one moment we remember all the funny and interesting stuff we did back in the days.

Some of us use people we know to find them or some sort of contact from them, while others use the social media to come to information about their old buddies. If you thought reconnecting with your old friends on the social media is awesome, here is a story for you to listen. Thanks to a Bay Area TV-news reporter, Stanley Roberts, the rock and roll legend Carlos Santana has reunited with Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone, who was once a percussionist in his band, but now is a homeless in Oakland, California.

While Stanley was doing a story as part of KRON’s "People Behaving Badly" series about a spot in Oakland that has become a haven for illegal dumping, he found Malone rummaging around the trash and discovered that once he had been a member of the Santana Blues Band until he was incarcerated, right before the band’s 1969 debut album was released.

After seeing this on the TV, Santana contacted the station to help him find Malone. The moment the two of them saw each other, they embraced, and Santana spoke about how gracious Malone’s family was to the band in the early days.

Santana has since offered his assistance in turning Malone’s life around. Fate has its weird turns, so this encounter coincided with Santana reuniting the original band members for a new project, which meant including Malone as well.


  • slamaina, 2 years ago

    Is Malone alive? “On June 18, 2016, Malone was critically injured by an unsecured tire that came flying off of a passing car in Oakland, and knocked backwards onto the sidewalk. He was placed on life support at Oakland's Highland Hospital.” [, Retrieved 9 March 2018 {Mendoza, Carlos (19 June 2016). "Marcus "The Magnificent" Malone on life support after freak accident in Oakland". KRON-TV. Retrieved 18 September 2016}]

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