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Santana: Beam Me Up!

David Sinclair, Q, October 1990

Carlos Santana's fortuitous appearance at the bottom end of the Woodstock bill completely changed his life. From that moment, he was swept up into an uncontrollable world of drug-nudged inner voyaging, confused spiritual dabblings and ground-breaking jazz-rock fusion. A world full of "divine forces", he warns David Sinclair, "and demonic hitchhikers, and angels, and coco-puffs..."

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