1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

Critics Consensus

It covers familiar ground, but with a feast of rare footage and a clear affection for its subject 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is as edifying as it is entertaining.

100%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 31

58%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 31

Where to watch

Subscription

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Episodes

Air date: May 21, 2021

As the unrest of the '60s evolves into a new decade, musicians like Marvin Gaye and John Lennon become the conscience of the culture.

View Details
Air date: May 21, 2021

Sly Stone, The Rolling Stones and Jim Morrison retreat from the world, but there's no escape from the growing epidemic of hard drugs.

View Details
Air date: May 21, 2021

New sounds and styles emerge following The Beatles' breakup, with Marc Bolan and Alice Cooper bringing glam to the world.

View Details
Air date: May 21, 2021

Carole King and Joni Mitchell smash sexist boundaries and record iconic albums; Elton John and Lou Reed explore queer music and culture.

View Details
Air date: May 21, 2021

The United States is convulsed by deep racial unrest; Curtis Mayfield, The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron write about a revolution that feels imminent.

View Details
Air date: May 21, 2021

Drugs, drink and debauchery reach a devastating peak, yet Sly Stone, The Rolling Stones, and Jim Morrison produce some of their best music.

View Details
Air date: May 21, 2021

James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, and the artists at Stax Records make music on their own terms despite working in an industry rife with racism.

View Details
Air date: May 21, 2021

With reggae and synthesizers on the rise, a range of artists- from Iggy Pop and Lou Reed to Alice Cooper- inspire a creative triumph.

View Details

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything: Season 1 Photos

Tv Season Info

Cast & Crew

Asif Kapadia
Executive Producer
James Gay-Rees
Executive Producer
David Joseph
Executive Producer
Adam Barker
Executive Producer

Critic Reviews for 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything: Season 1

Audience Reviews for 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything: Season 1

  • Jul 26, 2022
    The series started out okay and the music was great. The factual parts of the show were slanted and in no way told the whole story, but the side the producers wanted. If you are wanting to know the truth about the 1971 protests, riots, and general attitudes of the people, DO NOT THINK THIS APPLE tv+ show is the truth; it is not! I grew up in that era and can tell you only a small, small portion of the 1971 protests, riots and Vietnam War were told. When I saw John Kerry giving his speech before Congress (and only a few seconds of his radical, anti-American speech) I knew it was more slanted than I thought. Kerry was a traitor and liar about the US, (and has been proven over and over) but pretends to be a patriot and this show continues the fake narrative of the early 70's and the protest. ROTTEN 100%
  • May 27, 2022
    Led Zeppelin had the highest grossing album for the year 1971 and they were the Premier live act and the most influential band for the new heavier rock era. Not one mention in this documentary not even a photo in the montage that played at the end of the last episode. Black Sabbath came out in 1971 and was a huge hit. Do you like David Bowie and the Rolling Stones this is your documentary
  • Apr 12, 2022
    All ages admitted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Feb 06, 2022
    Why does everything has to be about politics? Please..... I was so looking forward to watching something involving music only and up came all the nonsense of war etc. No stars.
  • Jan 09, 2022
    Solid and entertaining history lesson
  • Jan 06, 2022
    The music didn't change us, we chose the music and the music business still didn't have enough power to destroy music. That came later. Today for example.
  • Sep 06, 2021
    Great footage and subject matter with so much potential but the editing is TERRIBLE! Clips often seem to have been put together randomly without anything connecting them. The preview and titles of the episodes make you think there is a theme or topic they are covering but by the end of the episode you are left wondering what the point of the episode was. It seems odd to have gone to the trouble of obtaining so much great footage only to produce a meandering 8 part series.
  • Aug 28, 2021
    1971 was always up against it. There was plenty more music that came out in 1971 than could be shown in just 8 episodes. However. this was less about the music itself and more about the turbulent times. I would have liked it to go a bit deeper on some of the subjects. The footage was pretty amazing.
  • Aug 19, 2021
    A sloppy patchwork of well-worn clips and tales. I was amazed that Led Zeppelin (which released IV) didn't get a single mention. Did David Bowie's estate pay to have him in every episode? He wasn't even known yet. I did appreciate the segments on Carole King, soul music and Elton John.
  • Jul 22, 2021
    I am guessing that the negative user reviews are because the series focuses more on the cultural happenings of the times (from a decidedly progressive perspective) at the expense of being more about the music. I get that and at times I think they should have had more musical clips etc, but overall it captures that turbulent time well.

Movie & TV guides

View All