Apple TV+ Announces Docuseries '1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything'

Apple TV+ today announced "1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything," described as an immersive docuseries that will explore the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971. The eight-part docuseries will premiere May 21 on Apple TV+ and hails from Universal Music Group's Mercury Studios and On The Corner Films.

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The docuseries will provide a closer look at 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, according to Apple.

"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," said Apple.

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jazz1 Avatar
2 weeks ago

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Apple TV+ today announced ('https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/news/2021/04/apple-tv-announces-new-music-docuseries-1971-the-year-that-music-changed-everything/') "1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything," described as an immersive docuseries that will explore the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971. The eight-part docuseries will premiere May 21 on Apple TV+ and hails from Universal Music Group's Mercury Studios and On The Corner Films.



The docuseries will provide a closer look at 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, according to Apple.

"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," said Apple.

Article Link: Apple TV+ Announces Docuseries '1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything' ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/04/23/apple-tv-plus-music-docuseries-1971/')
In 1971 I was spinning vinyl at a college AM radio station, with shoulder length hair, mustache and a PBR in hand. I met my future spouse there! ;) I look forward to this series!
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tubular Avatar
2 weeks ago
Just perhaps a smidge boomerific. Although "All Things Must Pass" *is* a great album.

If you want to listen to the Moog synthesizer in all its glory look up “Switched on Bach” by Wendy Carlos who also was involved with the music with Disney 1982 Tron.
And, in 1971, the soundtrack to "A Clockwork Orange." But I'm guessing Apple wouldn't put much focus on that one.
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TriApple Avatar
2 weeks ago

Hippies ?
Weird comment on a variety of levels, the least of which is how judgmental it is. Most what comes to mind is how wrong it is. Even if you did not use "hippies" in a negative context, the word, colloquially, doesn't even relate to a lot of this music.
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Theyayarealivin Avatar
2 weeks ago
Looking forward to watching this documentary.
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JosephAW Avatar
2 weeks ago
Also launching the music change was the low cost Minimoog synthesizer for $1,600 much cheaper than the $10,000 predecessor. Nearly all music now is artificial with just a few real live instruments.
We did have a return to acoustical unplugged music a while.
What is killing music today is the over use and extreme auto tune with singers.
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JosephAW Avatar
2 weeks ago
If you want to listen to the Moog synthesizer in all its glory look up “Switched on Bach” by Wendy Carlos who also was involved with the music with Disney 1982 Tron.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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