Fake band Daisy Jones & The Six makes music history in a very real way
The band may be fake, but the fans are real.
Daisy Jones and the Six became the first fictional band To top the iTunes charts With the release of their debut album, “Aurora”.
The band was brought to life by Riley Keefe, Sam Claflin, Suki Waterhouse, Will Harrison, Josh Whitehouse and Sebastian Chacon for the self-titled Amazon Prime Video show, which was adapted from the book of the same name.
“Daisy Jones and the Six” was written by Taylor Jenkins Reed and follows the rise and fall of the Fleetwood Mac-esque band as they mingle with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in Los Angeles in the ’70s.
The novel quickly a #BookTalk Sensation — and popular beyond social media app — after its release in 2019.
This was immediately imposed on Reese Witherspoon’s book club list and picked up by the actress’ production company, Hello Sunshine.
“Aurora” topped the iTunes charts when it was released on March 2 — a day before the series’ first three episodes premiered.
“We finally have Aurora. A stunning, nostalgic, timeless album that captures the drama, pathos and pathos of the band’s peak and nadir all in one,” writer Reid announced in a statement.
“A snapshot in time, intoxicating and dangerous. That delicious moment that you know can’t last,” Reed added. “Daisy Jones and The Six are real. And they are better than my wildest dreams. “
Of course, Daisy Jones and The Six aren’t the only chart-topping fake act.
The Partridge Family — featuring Shirley Jones and her stepson, David Cassidy, and based on the ’70s sitcom about a family band — It topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970 with “I Think I Love You.”
And “The Monkeys” — a 1966 to 1968 comedy starring Davy Jones Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith — marked an original band debut with the foursome.
In the book “Daisy Jones”, the band’s iconic record is described by character Nick Harris, a rock critic, as “an album you can play at a party. It’s an album you get high on. It’s a album you can play while you’re speeding down the highway.”
“For every moment of your life, in 1978, ‘Aurora’ could play in the background. And from the moment it was released, it was a juggernaut,” Reed wrote in the novel.
The book provided the song titles and some lyrics for the tunes on the fake album but didn’t come to life until critically acclaimed songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills. Collaborated with other famous musicians including Phoebe Bridgers, Marcus Mumford and Jackson Browne.
Mills has previously worked with Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Perfume Genius and others.
They took the book’s lyrics as inspiration to create the 11 songs released on “Aurora”, as well as the 11 songs played throughout the show.
But once the music was ready, the second feat was training the show’s actors to perform the tunes.
Claflin and Keough – the latter is Elvis Presley’s granddaughter and Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter – star as the band’s lead singers, but both confess they have never sung professionally and their fellow fake bandmates was placed in an 18-month band camp with ready
“We talked to him, and half an hour later, we were like, ‘Yeah, he was [born to play the part]!’” series co-creator and co-showrunner Scott Neustadter recently told the Post. “But even with him [family] In the background, he told us, ‘I have to be up front and tell you, I’ve never sung before. I sometimes sing in the shower. I don’t think it’s any good.’ So, it was a wild card for us.
The actors spent hours each day practicing their instruments, learning the music, perfecting their stage presence and touring as a real band.
“Our feeling was that no matter how good the sets looked or how well the scenes were written, if we couldn’t convince you that Daisy Jones and The Six were a real band, we didn’t have anything,” Neustadter said. recently told Los Angeles Times.
some stars – Including Keough – also hinted at taking “Aurora” on tour.
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