“Santana, right? I love your choice of notes”: Carlos Santana recalls the time he met Jimi Hendrix

Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix
(Image credit: Dennis Clark/NY Daily News Archive/David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images)

Carlos Santana’s list of high-profile admirers makes for quite the read, even considering the PRS-playing pioneering electric guitar star has boasted the likes of Miles Davis, Eric Clapton and B.B. King as fans across his career.

But in a recent conversation with Forbes, Santana recalled the time he met another one of his guitar heroes, who in turn gave the emerging guitar player a much-needed confidence boost.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.