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APPLE TV SERIES EXPLORES WHAT WAS GOING ON IN 1971

Universal Music Group’s Mercury Studios is producing an eight-part docuseries on the significance of the year 1971 in music, when The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell and others were releasing landmark works.

Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees, the team behind the Amy Winehouse doc Amy, head of Universal U.K. David Joseph and UMG’s Adam Barker are executive producing 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, which will be shown on Apple TV+ beginning 5/21.

Kapadia, Danielle Peck and James Rogan are the series’ directors.

In case you're wondering what came out in 1971, here's a playlist of some hits and deep tracks from 50 years ago.

 

DUO TO RULE ISLAND
Two heads are better than one. (6/18a)
GUETTA GOES GLOBAL WITH WARNER MUSIC
Bugs is dancing in the street. (6/18a)
REVENUE CHART:
LIL BIG BUCKS
Pull up the Brinks truck. (6/18a)
TOP 20: POLO MATCH
Looks like we have a horse race. (6/17a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: GREENBERG TRAURIG
Myriad lawyers, no waiting. (6/18a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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