Is Daisy Jones & The Six a Real Band? Fans of the Miniseries Want to Know


Mar. 3 2023, Updated 12:19 p.m. ET

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After years of anticipation, Prime Video's television adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's best-selling novel Daisy Jones & The Six is here and ready to make a splash. The miniseries follows the rise and fall of a '70s rock band as they deal with stardom and their complicated relationships with each other.

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Presented in a documentary style, the musical-drama follows the band members as they recount their side of this complicated journey — but in the end, the interviews come together to reveal exactly what happened that tore the band apart.

With this unique format, fans are wondering: Is Daisy Jones & The Six a real band? Keep reading to find out!

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So, is Daisy Jones & The Six a real band?

In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2019, author Taylor Jenkins Reid described that she wanted the experience of the book to feel immersive. While the band is indeed fictional, she said, "I wanted you to feel immersed in it, and not like you were reading fiction, but like you were there."

Taylor continued, "For me, the best way to do that was to mimic what I would argue is the best medium for stories about rock, which is a rock documentary. I wanted it to feel like an episode of Behind the Music, as if you were hearing it from the people directly. That there was no filter. The conclusion I came to was that it had to be an oral history."

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Wait, is Daisy Jones & The Six based on Fleetwood Mac?

Despite not being a real-life band, Daisy Jones & The Six was inspired by one.

In a guest post for Hello Sunshine in 2019, Taylor Jenkins Reid noted she was inspired by Fleetwood Mac while writing Daisy Jones & The Six. She recalled watching the band perform "Landslide" during their 1997 reunion show The Dance and noticing the electric chemistry between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

Riley Keough as Daisy Jones and Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne in 'Daisy Jones & The Six'
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Daisy and Billy recording "Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)" in Episode 3 of 'Daisy Jones & The Six'

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"Imagine my surprise when my mother later explained that, though they had once dated, they weren't together anymore," she wrote. "This completely defied logic to me. But they love each other! I saw it with my own eyes!"

Taylor noted that several years later, when she "understood the full story of Fleetwood Mac," she revisited the concert again and noticed how Stevie performed "Silver Springs" like a "woman scorned, holding that microphone like a weapon, drilling holes into Lindsey's head with her eyes as she sang that her voice would haunt him."

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When she decided to write a book about rock 'n' roll, Taylor said she kept looking back to that "moment when Lindsey watched Stevie sing 'Landslide.' How it looked so much like two people in love And yet, we'll never truly know what lived between them."

She added, "I wanted to write a story about that, about how the lines between real life and performance can get blurred, about how singing about old wounds might keep them fresh."

New episodes of Daisy Jones & The Six drop Fridays, only on Prime Video.

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