From the filmmakers behind Senna & Amy comes a new series documenting the powerful and politically charged music of 1971, and the impact it had on society at the time. To mark its release – on Apple TV+ this Friday – we had the pleasure in speaking to the talented minds behind the project; producers Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees and director James Rogan.

We discuss the relevance of the project and how life then was comparable to now, and on the impact music had at the time. They comment on the archive footage, such as brilliant, candid interviews with John Lennon, while they also speak about how music compares nowadays, and if modern generations have been as lucky as those who lives through the birth of so many new styles back in the 60s and 70s.

We also ask Kapadia what has he lined up next, following the huge success of his biographical docs, Senna, Amy and more recently, Diego Maradona.

Watch the full interview with Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees and James Rogan here:


In a tumultuous era, 1971 was a year of musical innovation and rebirth fuelled by the political and cultural upheaval of the time. Stars reached new heights, fresh talent exploded onto the scene and boundaries expanded like never before.

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything will premiere globally on Apple TV+ May 21, 2021