Less than two months after the 1971 Attica prison riot, B.B. King played the Rikers Island juvenile detention facility, and Patrick Carr, writing for the Village Voice, was there to document the concert. "When King wound up his performance the prisoners were on their feet stomping and whistling and shouting their applause," Carr said in his piece, the full version of which you can read below.
Photo by Andrew Youssef B.B. King in 2012
B.B. King died Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 89. The Times reports he had been under hospice care, though he was still performing up until October 2014.More »