The highly anticipated television series of Daisy Jones and the Six finally premiered on Prime Video, with Riley Keough and Sam Claflin leading the cast.
The series tells the story of a legendary 1970s rock band led by two fractious – but charismatic – lead singers, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne.
Brought together by personal and artistic chemistry, Jones and Dunne’s intricate musical partnership catapulted the band from obscurity to incredible fame.
But after a sold-out show at Chicago’s Soldier Field, the group suddenly quit, leaving fans devastated.
Decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth about why the band imploded at the height of their power.
Daisy Jones and the Six is set to an original soundtrack, but fans have wondered if the band’s story is based on a true story.
news week has everything you need to know about the backstory of Daisy Jones and the Six.
Daisy Jones and the Six is based on an award-winning novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
The television adaptation was given the green light by Prime Video just months after the book’s 2019 release.
Imogen Reid, Daisy Jones and the SixThe PR rep for , has confirmed that the story is not based on real life.
“It’s not based on true events,” she said news week.
While we know the Daisy Jones and the Six TV show based on the novel of the same name, fans are convinced that the story was inspired by the band Fleetwood Mac.
After the first episodes of the series were released, a fan tweeted: “#DaisyJonesAndTheSix is a love letter to Fleetwood Mac. Change my mind.”
“I wasn’t that keen on #DaisyJonesAndTheSix but then I found out it’s supposed to be based on Fleetwood Mac + I’ve been listening to these 2 singles that have been released and now I’m ALL IN,” added another.
While another fan said: “My mum is a huge Fleetwood Mac fan. So I showed her the trailer for #DaisyJonesAndTheSix and she immediately looked at me and said, ‘We have to see that.'”
Fleetwood Mac certainly has an interesting backstory, and fans have noticed that some elements, including the relationships between the band members and even some of the songs, are similar to the story of Daisy Jones and the Six.
In 1975 the band, then consisting of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, approached musical duo Buckingham Nicks, also known as then-couple Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, to join the band.
Buckingham and Nicks’ relationship ended after six years together, and their split coincided with the writing and recording of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit rumours.
Nicks dated Fleetwood while John and Christine McVie, who married in 1968, split and reportedly refused to speak while working together.
Daisy Jones and the Six Author Jenkins Reid has spoken of being inspired by Fleetwood Mac relationships in the past, and recalled how she would think back to a specific performance by the group while writing the book.
In a 2019 blog for Hello, Sunshine, Jenkins Reid recalled watching Fleetwood Mac’s 1997 reunion show on MTV and being blown away by her performance of the song “Landslide.”
“The lighting was dim [Stevie] wore a sheer black dress, her hair was big and blonde,” she wrote.
“She shared the stage only with Lindsey Buckingham, who stood next to her and accompanied her. She sang with such fragility and yet seemed so confident and strong – and as she did so, she kept glancing back at Lindsey with a warm expression and intimate, yet cryptic.”
The performance had convinced Jenkins Reid that the couple was dating, and she was surprised to realize they had actually broken up at that point.
“When I decided to write a book about rock ‘n’ roll, I kept coming back to that moment of Lindsey watching Stevie sing ‘Landslide,'” she added.