Sometimes Apple TV+ projects get a quick turnaround from announcement to premiere date. Others, not so much. Thankfully for anyone who’s a fan of music documentaries, there’s a new option that falls into the former category.
We first heard about 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything last month, with Apple confirming the documentary series would premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, May 21, 2021. At the time we got plenty of information for the upcoming limited series, including the premiere date, a title image, and the synopsis. But we didn’t have a trailer to share at the time.
That changed today, with Apple TV+ sharing the official trailer for the docuseries.
It measures in at just over two minutes in length, so it’s pretty straightforward. There’s plenty of footage from the titular time period, focused primarily on the “innovation and rebirth” of the musical landscape during that time.
In a tumultuous era, 1971 would be a year of musical innovation and rebirth. Fueled by the political and cultural upheaval of the time, fresh talent exploded onto the scene, stars reached new heights, and boundaries expanded like never before.
The documentary series will include eight episodes in total. In that runtime there will be never before seen footage of artists like The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, The Who, and many other bands and artists.
The trailer includes songs from The Who (“Won’t Get Fooled Again”) and Marvin Gaye (“What’s Going On”).
Are you checking this one out once it premieres later this month?