- By Debbie Emery
- Photo Courtesy of Amazon Studios
The rock band at the core of the Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel, Daisy Jones and The Six, was so convincing that many readers thought it was a true story. While Reid says it was partly inspired by watching Fleetwood Mac performances while growing up, the book is purely fictional.
The bestseller is now premiering on Amazon Prime as a star-studded miniseries, featuring Riley Keogh as the titular Daisy Jones and Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne – her bandmate, nemesis, and ultimately, her downfall. The story begins in the hedonistic late ‘60s as teenage Daisy roams the Sunset Strip clubs in the height of the “sex, drugs and rock n’ roll” era. Her singing talent gets her noticed by industry executives, but her stunning good looks and wild behavior also act as a distraction. Meanwhile, rock band The Six (led by front man Dunne) is also making waves on the L.A. music scene. A forward-thinking producer decides that combining the two talents will create meteoric success, which also comes with severe consequences as the new super group becomes one of the biggest bands of the ‘70s.
Daisy Jones and The Six co-stars Camilla Marrone (as Billy’s long-suffering wife), Suki Waterhouse, Tom Wright, Josh Whitehouse, Will Harrison and Timothy Olyphant. It premieres on March 3.
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