Today, Apple TV+ announced a new docuseries “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” based on the musician and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971. “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” is an eight-part docuseries that will be premiering on May 21, 2021, on Apple TV+, and produced by Academy, BAFTA, and Grammy Award winner Asif Kapadia, and James Gay-Rees.
“An immersive, deep-dive rich with archival footage and interviews, “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything,” will show how the musical icons of the time were influenced by the changing tides of history; and, in turn, how they used their music to inspire hope, change and the culture around them. The docuseries will examine the most iconic artists and songs that we still listen to 50 years later, including The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed and more.”
“Hailing from Universal Music Group’s (UMG) Mercury Studios in association with On The Corner Films, Asif Kapadia will serve as series director and will executive produce alongside James Gay-Rees, David Joseph, and UMG’s Adam Barker. Chris King serves as editor and executive producer. Danielle Peck is series producer and directs alongside James Rogan.”