- Rod Stewart: Maggie May
- The Tams: Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
- Nilsson: Can't Live
- Al Green: Let's Stay Together
- Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel dies.
- Decimal currency introduced in UK.
- The Commons votes for Britain to join the EEC.
- (BBC) Peel Biography: 1970-1973 - Fame, Festivals And The Faces
- Frequency Finder: Radio 1 Schedules 1970-74
- Wikipedia: 1971
- Wikipedia: 1971 In Music
- Marmalade Skies (1971): Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec
- List Of Shows
In the first week of October, Top Gear shifted from Saturday to Wednesday at 10pm, as part of Sounds Of The Seventies, while concert programmes moved from Sunday to 10pm on Tuesday. Please note that concerts programs from Aug 8-29 had other presenters. Peel stopped presenting In Concert on a regular basis at the end of the year, although he did appear as an occasional host in later years.