Daisy Jones and the Six is the tale of a fictional band’s meteoric rise and subsequent fall. Written in the form of an oral history by Taylor Jenkins Reid the novel follows the trials and tribulations of an eclectic cast of rockers.
Daisy Jones is a young woman coming of age in L.A. in the late ’60s, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by Billy Dunne. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to success is to put the two together. What ensues is the birth of a new band and a riveting story of longing and loss.
If you enjoyed Daisy Jones and the Six, perhaps you’d also be interested in reading these real life rock memoirs:
Chronicles by Bob Dylan
“I’d come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.”
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
“No one you have been and no place you have gone ever leaves you. The new parts of you simply jump in the car and go along for the rest of the ride. The success of your journey and your destination all depend on who’s driving.”
Life by Keith Richards
“If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.”
I am Brian Wilson : A Memoir by Brian Wilson
“People are beautiful. Life can be, too.”
Who I Am : A Memoir by Pete Townshend
“The music we play has to be tomorrow’s, the things we say have to be today, and the reason for bothering is yesterday.”
Testimony by Robbie Robertson
“You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared. To find a new star in the sky is pretty hard.”