Apple TV+ bags docuseries ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has announced a new docuseries called 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything.
  • The docuseries will “explore the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971.”.

The eight-part show will debut May 21.

Apple TV+ today announced 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, a new docuseries that will “explore the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971.”

Comprising eight episodes, the show will premiere May 21 on Apple TV+, Apple says.

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.

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is just the latest example of Apple TV+’s work on documentaries and docuseries. It’s offered up some big hitters already – something the company is very keen to point out.

“1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” joins Apple’s award-winning offering of unscripted series and films including “Boys State,” which won two Critics Choice Documentary Awards and the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Award; Critics Choice Award-winning and Emmy and Grammy Award-nominated “Beastie Boys Story”; the global smash hit documentary “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”; Werner Herzog’s Critics Choice Documentary Award nominee “Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds”; as well as upcoming documentary “The Supermodels,” from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries; and the recently announced “Number One on the Call Sheet,” from acclaimed storytellers Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner and Dan Cogan.

Roll on May 21! You will of course need an Apple TV+ subscription to take the new docuseries in. Maybe treat yourself to one of the best TVs for Apple TV before then, too.

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