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My first interview as a music journalist happened on July 17, 1991. It changed a lot: On the day, John Coltrane passed away (24 years earlier, in 1967) I met Carlos Santana in Cologne, at the Tanzbrunnen, an open air venue, close to the Rhein river. First date with a longtime idol, a guy who wrote the soundtrack of my teens and accompanied my whole life … that was a very unique experience. The interview was published in Germany’s #1 musicians magazine Gitarre & Bass, issue 09/1991. You can download the article here!

This seems to be 27 years ago … and I am still 39  ;-)

Carlos celebrates his 71. birthday on July 20, 2018. Congrats & thank you!