Daisy Jones & The Six strums their way up charts


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Daisy Jones posed on the original cover of the book “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The book is a New York Times Bestseller and fans can interact with other lovers of the book through Reese’s Book Club made by the producer of the series, actress Reese Witherspoon.

On March 5, 2019, author Taylor Jenkins Reid published a book called “Daisy Jones & The Six.” The book is in interview style set 40 years after the breakup of a famous fictional 1960s rock band called Daisy Jones & The Six. The book explains the breakup and heartbreak from each of the characters’ perspectives.

On March 3, 2023, a tv show was aired based on the book and starring Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Suki Waterhouse and Camila Morrone. Fans can find the whole season on Prime Video. 

Along with creating a show, the cast also created an album based on the fictional number one album in the book, “Aurora.” The album features songs such as “Let me down easy,” “Look at us now (honeycomb)” and “Regret Me.” The album launched at No. 1 for Billboard’s soundtracks chart, selling 21,100 units in the U.S. within two weeks of release. 

The story is special because of the inspiration behind it. “Daisy Jones & The Six” was inspired by the infamous Fleetwood Mac breakup on October 20, 1973. The band broke up over rising tensions, breakups and love affairs. The character Daisy Jones is loosely based on Stevie Nicks and the character Billy Dunne is loosely based on Lindsey Buckingham.

Lovers of the story were definitely nervous when they found out the book was being turned into a television series, but thankfully, not many changes were made, and the ones that were have gotten great feedback from the fans of the novel.

Complexity and authenticity were taken very seriously by the team behind Daisy Jones. Everything in this show tells a story, from the hair and makeup to the way the entire cast learned how to perform the band’s songs to perfection. 

The makeup designer Rebecca Wechtel researched the perfect way to portray Daisy and the rest of the characters. At the beginning of the series, Daisy wears little makeup, exuding her effortless appearance. As the series goes on and Daisy struggles more with her addiction and her fame, she wears heavier and louder makeup such as blue eyeshadow and dark red lipstick.

Sophomore Angela Pan says, “I love the makeup. It shows a beautiful representation of the characters and their relationships.”

 When it comes to hard work, the cast of Daisy Jones knows all about it. The cast went through weeks of band camp 

and performed in front of small crowds so that they could record their own music and feel comfortable playing

together, all while production was being constantly delayed due to COVID-19.

Without giving too much away, the final episode of the series branches out from the ending of the book, leaving fans shocked and in tears. Although there is still the same end to their 1977 concert at Soldier Field in Chicago, the series does leave room for a season two, whereas in the novel, there was no continuing the beloved story of Daisy Jones & The Six. 

Junior Carrie Proudfit says, “If you haven’t read ‘Daisy Jones & The Six,’ do it right now. We can learn so much from the characters and their stories. I think we need to rediscover our passions like Daisy and Billy did.”