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Is ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ a true story? ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ based on ‘Fleetwood Mac’? Story-level




The wait is finally over, Story-level. daisy jones and the six has arrived on Amazon Prime. Let the madness begin. For the uninitiated, the new drama series is based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book on the same. The story follows the meteoric rise of a band in the ’70s. The group’s reign is cut short after its two lead singers, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunn, fall in love. Messy! I know.

If you’re familiar with the very real band Fleetwood Mac, you’re probably wondering: is it daisy jones and the six based on the history of the group? Well yes, at least partially. Reid’s novel doesn’t exactly follow the Fleetwood Mac saga, but it’s close. daisy jones and the six is loosely based on the torturous romance of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. Take Episode Six, for example. Like their real-life counterparts, Daisy and Billy’s romance takes a turn when their attraction begins to fuel their making up. Of course, I don’t know if Buckingham and Nicks were making out between recording sessions, but that would explain the passion behind “Silver Springs,” wouldn’t it?

unlike the show Before Fleetwood Mac became the legendary band it is today, Buckingham and Nicks were two solo artists just starting out. By the time Fleetwood Mac reached its height, their relationship went into a somewhat shaky state, all while the band was churning out chart-topping hits. It was an impossible situation: do you continue making music for the benefit of the group or do you prioritize your well-being? That very question is what inspired daisy jones and the six. Although the details differ in Reid’s fictional tale, that mind-bending proposition turns the lives of the protagonists upside down.

Like Nicks and Buckingham, Daisy and Billy create magic together. The songs peppered throughout the series are so vivid and emotional that it’s easy to forget their connection is pure fiction. In a major scene, set to premiere later this month, Daisy and Billy perform their own version of “Silver Springs.” It’s not a cover art by any means, but the “you broke my heart and I’ll never let you forget it” energy is alive and well.

Apart from the music, daisy jones and the six it also depicts themes of power and betrayal throughout its story, much like you’d find in a Fleetwood Mac Biography. The series features cheating scandals, drunken affairs, and power struggles that lead to full-blown fights. I won’t spoil anything yet, but I bet the tension will boil over into an explosive finale on March 24.

If you plan to tune in daisy jones and the sixGet ready for a whirlwind of emotions. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll probably stick a song or two in your head along the way. Throughout each episode, the star-studded cast weaves a story of love and loss. If you’ve ever struggled to let go of something, or someone, that doesn’t suit you, then you’re sure to make it home. But if watching it unfold is too much to bear, you can always fire up a Fleetwood Mac instead.

Watch Daisy Jones and the Six on Amazon Prime

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Bria McNeal is a journalist from Manhattan who is patiently waiting for the revival of B5. When she’s not writing about all things entertainment, she can be found watching TV or trying to get something done (probably at the same time). Her work has been featured in NYLON, Refinery29, InStyle and her personal newsletter, StirCrazy.

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