May 21, 2016

On TV 5: Ryker's Island, Nightline & the Family Dogg

photos by Styrous®

Last night, Friday, May 20, 2016, Nightline did a special with Diane Sawyer about Riker's Island. The Family Dogg was 44 years ahead of their time with their 1972 song, Riker's Island.  It is one of the most profound rock songs ever written about the horror of prison life. I was four years ahead with my 2012 video featuring their song (links below).     


Thanks to Steve Rowland for his permission to use Riker's Island in the video I produced in 2012. The song was written by Steve Rowland, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood.      

For more information about the Family Dogg, visit the website of Steve Rowland or my blog entries about them on The Styrous Viewfinder. (Links below).    

Net links:         
Family Dogg website       
The Family Dogg - Riker's Island on YouTube           
The Family Dogg official channel on YouTube       
The Family Dogg & Sixto Rodriguez         

Styrous® ~ Saturday, May 21, 2016

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