Weaving archival footage with interviews, the series will show how artists such as The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell and Lou Reed were influenced by and influenced culture.
Produced by Universal Music Group’s (UMG) Mercury Studios in association with On The Corner Films, Kapadia (Senna) will serve as series director and will executive produce alongside Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), David Joseph and UMG’s Adam Barker.
Chris King serves as editor and executive producer. Danielle Peck is series producer and directs with James Rogan.
The series will premiere May 21.
1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything joins Apple’s offering of unscripted series and films including Boys State; Beastie Boys Story; Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry; Werner Herzog’s Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds; as well as upcoming documentary The Supermodels and the recently announced Number One on the Call Sheet from Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner and Dan Cogan.