A KRON-TV reporter's story about illegal dumping on the streets of Oakland, California has led to a reunion between Carlos Santana and Marcus Malone, a percussionist in the early lineup of the guitar great's original blues band. Stanley Roberts happened upon Malone while the man was picking through items on a curb and decided to interview him. During their conversation, Malone mentioned that he'd been a composer and musician and had been a member of the late 60's Santana blues band lineup. Skeptical, Roberts looked into the claim and found it credible. He then contacted Carlos and arranged for the pair to get together, a meeting that took place Friday (12/20). Carlos has vowed to help Malone get his former life back, telling him, '...it's an honor to be in your presence.'