Never a Dull Moment: 1971-The Year That Rock Exploded

‚ÄĚNever A Dull Moment” lives up to that promise with a look at the watershed music year of 1971.

The Year marked the end of the Beatles and the beginning of Bowie, Zeppelin and the singer-songwriter. Carole King’s “Tapestry,” John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Rod Stewart’s “Every Picture Tells a Story” were released and changed the sound of rock.


Hepworth surveys the year month by month, which affords him the opportunity to talk about artists, styles, producers and record labels. He also explores a few largely forgotten singers, especially ones whose reputations have grown in later years.

My only complaint? A little too much about fringe British artists, but then again, he is British too. Also, some bigger albums are only touched on in the lists at back, but choices had to be made.

Well worth it.

I received this book for free in return for a review.

Never a Dull Moment: 1971–The Year That Rock Exploded