1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

TV review by Martin Brown, Common Sense Media
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age 14+

Music and history doc recalls war, gun violence, drugs.

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age 18+

Interesting intersection of rock music and history with harsh footage

This is a very interesting series for older teens interested in the intersection of music/politics/historic events of 1971. But I strongly caution against watching some of the content in episode six showing bloody images of the Manson Family murders and Mỹ Lai massacre. The camera lingers on images of murdered men, women, children and the mutilated, naked, pregnant body of actress Sharon Tate. I understand why they used the images to illustrate American barbarism at home and abroad but they are images your children will never unsee.

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