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Daisy Jones and The Six

Daisy Jones and The Six

Why a Booktrail?

1979: Why should a popular band at the peak of fame, suddenly split?

  • ISBN: 978-1786331502
  • Genre: Biography/memoirs, Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six. They sold out arenas from coast to coast. Their music defined an era and every girl in America idolised Daisy. But on July 12 1979, on the night of the final concert of the Aurora tour, they split. Nobody ever knew why. Until now.

This is the whole story, right from the beginning

It’s a true story, though everyone remembers the truth differently.

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Los Angeles…

Drift down sun-bleached streets
Lose yourself in the California sound
Find beauty in a dirty bar
Love like your life depends on it
Carry on after the party stops
Believe in what you’re fighting for

“We signed the deal around four in the afternoon and I remember walking out into Sunset Boulevard, the six of us, the sun hitting us right into the eyes and just feeling like Los Angeles ha opened its arms and said,”Come on in baby.”

This is the feeling of the city and the surrounding Hollywood Hills throughout the novel. There’s gold in those hills if you can find it, and pick the right bar and have the right drink and you might find yourself in the  right place at the right time. It’s a city of opportunity and it;s there for the taking. But there’s a lot of bars and gigs to get through first.

This is a story of a city where a bunch of young people go chasing  a dream, making music, taking drugs and getting totally embroiled in the music scene.  There’s hotel rooms, days on the road and the path of possibility stretching out in front of you. When the fog of something or other clears to let them see it…

On the road from Pittsburgh, Nashville to Chicago…

“The Six started out as a blues-rock band called the Dunne brothers in the mid sixties out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.” Then the gigs start rolling in with stints in Harrisburg and Allentown. But life on the road proves to be tougher than they think:

We’re driving all over hell and creation, roadies and crew and the whole nine. And not one person  – not one member of that band – asked themselves how were were always stocked up on gas.” Turns out there is a  oil shortage and the tour manager has to bribe gas station attendants. “And no one even notices because they’re all sleeping around and drunk and high.”

Streetview Maps

B) Los Angeles - Sunset Strip
C) Los Angeles - Troubador Night Club

Booktrailer Review

@thebooktrailer

From the cover to the blurb, this novel has a groovy 1970s vibe to it! It’s the story of a band which will seem so real that’ll you”ll have to look them up on Google to check that they’re not.

What a rock and roll read this was! It’s psychedelic, compelling, fascinating and draws you in with a brilliant writing style and commentary feel to it all. ….

Read TheBookTrail’s review of Daisy Jones and the Six by  Taylor Jenkins Reid

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Daisy Jones and the Six

Destination : Los Angeles  Author/Guide: Taylor Jenkins Reid   Departure Time: 1979

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