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1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything makes a persuasive argument for the thesis laid out in its title by taking us on a trip back through time.
The new Apple TV+ documentary series chronicles the culture-shaking events of its eponymous year over eight roughly hour-long episodes. Each one dials in a focus on specific topics, such as racial unrest and the way music engaged with the struggle for Civil Rights, or the impacts of the drug culture that took shape in the ’60s.
But the propulsive energy fueling this documentary’s multifaceted deep dives is an absolute treasure trove of archival footage and photos. From rare looks behind the scenes at icons like David Bowie and Sly Stone to stirring live performances from Joni Mitchell, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, and others, 1971 offers a captivating picture of the world from 50 years ago. Read more…