As of May 21st, Apple TV+ is streaming a new music docuseries titled 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything – and this is one you don’t want to miss. The eight-part docuseries explores the soundtracks and artists who changed the course of history, shaped the culture, and molded the politics of 1971.
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1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything offers a rich, immersive, and deep-dive experience into the world of 1971 through archival footage and interviews. The project follows music icons that we still listen to even 50 years later, including the likes of Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, The Who, and many more. The docuseries will follow how these legendary artists were influenced by the altering tides of history, consequently leading to them inspiring hope through their music and invoking a change in their fans through it as well.
The Greatest Year in Music
Many do think of 1971 as the most incredible year in music, thanks to the tidal wave of changes in sparked. When talking about who was the first to bring attention to these issues, it's a bit of a "the chicken or the egg" debate. Was it the protesters and advocates who stood up for all injustices, from the Vietnam war, to the gender discrimination, to impoverished people the world over – or was it the musicians who used the power of their art to influence millions? It wouldn't be untrue to state that both played a leading role in challenging the world's many ills. And that’s exactly what 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything talks about.
The Team That Made It All Possible
Grammy, Academy, and BAFTA Award Winning filmmakers Asif Kapadia served as the director for the series, while also executive producing with Grammy, Academy, and BAFTA Award Winning James Gay-Rees. David Joseph, Adam Barker, Chris King were also executive producers for the project, with the last of the bunch serving as the editor as well. James Rogan directed the series alongside Danielle Peck, who was also a series producer.
The project hailed from the Universal Music Group, in association with On The Corner Films.