Dig deeper into the story of Sing Sing Prison with stories you have not been told. Featuring people who experienced events inside, the prison impacted, and notable historic moments.
Thanksgiving 1972 - The Day BB King Came to Sing Sing Prison
On Thanksgiving 1972 filmmaker David Hoffman brought some of the era's greatest musical talents to Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, NY. We sat down with Hoffman to learn about how he made that happen, and why this cultural moment is an important one in the story of Sing Sing. Artists that performed that day were BB King, Joan Baez, Mimi Fariña, the Voices of East Harlem, and Comedian Jimmy Walker. BB King called it his greatest performance ever!