“I wasn’t going to be a stupid female singer. I would have been much more.” Said Stevie Nicks, the music legend who – with Fleetwood Mac – wrote one of the most important pages of contemporary rock. It is no coincidence that she is at her group, and at the recording of the highly acclaimed – but difficult – album Rumors, which was inspired by Taylor Jenkins Reid, American best-selling author who in 2019 published the novel Daisy Jones & The Six.
The story of rock through the exaggerated 70s – before the advent of punk and Reagenian hedonism – is revived in the limited series available on Prime Video from March 3rd. The protagonists are Riley Keough – whose grandfather was Elvis Presley himself – and Sam Clafin, who stopped playing the evil Mosley of Peaky Blinders. The two play Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, at the helm of the band that gives the title to the series.
The rise and fall. From the Olympus of rock to the underworld of oblivion. The TV series recounts the triumphs and failures of Daisy Jones & The Six, the band that in 1977 – the year in which Star Wars it comes out at the cinema – it is on the roof of the world. Led by two charismatic singers – Daisy Jones (Keough) and Billy Dunne (Claflin) – the band has risen from obscurity to massive success, but following a sold-out concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field, they vanish. Now, decades later, the band members have finally decided to tell the truth. This is the story of how an iconic band imploded on the cusp of success.
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Shot in style mockumentary – the mock documentary mode made famous by series like The Office e Modern Family – Daisy Jones & The Six tells the true story of a band that never existed… until today. Yes, because Daisy Jones & The Six became the first group in US music history to grab the #1 position on the Apple Music chart with the album “Aurora” – containing the 24 songs recorded by the cast for the series – which contains the single “Look at Us Now (Honeycomb)”.
Suki Waterhouse plays keyboardist Karen Sirko in the tv series. “Karen is the person who has to keep the bowls steady, within the dynamics of the group. She is English and her steadfast temper reflects that. If today’s rock stars would get away with it like those of the seventies? No, today is a whole other world,” Waterhouse told Tvserial.it.
Josh Whitehouse, instead, he plays bassist Eddie Roundtree. “My character is always looking for new sounds. In between breaks on set I was just strumming on the bass. I came up with new bass lines to the point that, from this experience, I made an album out of them!” racconta Whitheouse.
At the beginning of the post, the complete interview with Suki Waterhouse and Josh Whitehouse. Daisy Jones & The Six is streaming – with new episodes every week – starting March 3 on Amazon Prime Video. The final episodes are available from March 24th.