Music fans rejoice! 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is an upcoming Apple TV+ documentary series exploring the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 50 years ago.
It’ll premiere on Apple’s streaming video service on Friday, May 21.
The series will examine artists and songs that we still listen to today, including The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed and more. But more than a musical retrospective, 1971 shows how these icons were influenced by the history happening around them, and how they in turn influenced events.
It’s executive produced by Academy, BAFTA and Grammy winners Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) and James Gay-Rees (Amy, Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop).
1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is an eight-part docuseries that will begin on May 21, 2021.
Apple TV+ plays plenty of music documentaries
This will be just the latest musical documentary on Apple’s streaming service. Earlier in 2021, it released Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry. And 2020 saw Beastie Boys about the classic rap group, and Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You. Looking ahead, there’s Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong.
But not everything on Apple TV+ is as musical as 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, though. There’s also an array of sit-coms, mysteries, thrillers, crime dramas, sci-fi and much more. The service costs $4.99 a month but also forms a key component of all Apple One subscription bundles.