Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ‘n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
Trigger warning: Mentions of drug abuse, alcoholism, abortion
I listened to this book on Audible and it was the best decision I ever made. The book is multi-POV with each of the members of the band Six and Daisy Jones narrating their story, along with a host of other characters. The book is narrated in Audible by a whole cast so I will recommend everyone to listen to this book on Audible since it feels like listening to real rockstars recount their experiences.
Moving on, I enjoyed this book a lot. As I stated earlier, it felt like I was getting a glimpse of the lives of real singers in the ’70s. The thing I loved most about the book is how each of the characters is given equal importance. The story doesn’t only focus on Daisy and Billy and their complicated relationship, but on all the members of the Six. Everyone is complex and layered.
My favourite characters were many. I loved Camilla, Billy’s girlfriend, and later his wife, who despite being pushy and stubborn, is kind and supportive. Karen, one of the members of the Six, is also a wonderful character, being smart and no-nonsense. Warren, another Six member, is funny. Graham was also nice. I also loved Simone, Daisy’s best friend. I appreciated Daisy, who is bold and has a fiercely independent streak in her, but her excessive drug abuse and carelessness did bother me. It made me less fond of her as the story advanced. I did sympathize with her when her life got tough, though.
Overall, this book was a roller coaster ride of emotions and I loved it!