The Green Room

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

16 min listen

In This Episode

In this week’s edition of The Green Room, Deputy Editor of The Spectator’s world edition Dominic Green and co-host Arsalan Mohammad take a look back half a century to 1971, a year currently being explored in a magnificent eight-part documentary series on Apple+ TV. The series goes deep into that epochal year’s music and social upheavals around the worldand is highly recommended. However, Dom and Arsalan soon veer off into a debate on nostalgia, the whys and wherefores of the corporatisation of rock music, the astonishing impact of Black artists such as Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone and James Brown versus the pomp-rock of West Coast hippies like Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. And then there’s the mind-boggling question – would you let David Crosby father YOUR child?

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