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First and foremost, you think you’re looking at the young face of her mother, who died on January 23: Riley Keough is a spitting image of Lisa Marie Presley (1968-2023).

The 33-year-old actress (“Magic Mike”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”) is the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley and also inherited heredity from her father, musician Kenny Keough, which makes her the ideal person to play the new Amazon -Make Prime Series “Daisy Jones And The Six” (streaming today).

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Keough embodies the main character Daisy Jones, at her side is the British “Hunger Games” star Sam Claflin (36, “A Whole Half a Year”) as singer and guitarist Billy Dunne.

The series takes us into a time when, as Daisy says – “one of the best is to be alive if you love music” – the 1970s. Daisy’s and Billy’s life paths intertwine in a period that shaped music history and pop culture like no other. Daisy wants to be a serious singer/songwriter.
Billy has come closer to the dream of being a successful singer, bandleader and guitarist, but fails because of being a father. As the musical dual leadership of the band “Daisy Jones And The Six”, the final breakthrough no longer seems to remain a youthful fantasy …

Basically, the series – the OÖN saw the first three available episodes – is an audiovisual story with an incredibly good vibe that conveys the feeling of departure, opportunity, vital creativity, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll as it should for this era seems authentically exciting and you imagine it half a century later, not without certain stereotypes.

The lighting and equipment are ideal because they exude the aura of a flower children’s summer day that one has wandered through barefoot in a sloppy outfit.

In terms of content, it’s simply about growing up, artistic and human maturity, (still) torn personalities, two egos and male-female quarrels in the (professional) relationship of Billy and Diasy, all against the background of the possibilities and constraints of the record industry.

The soundtrack is great – with numbers by Dusty Springfield, Carole King and Jefferson Airplane alternating with compositions created especially for the series. Claflin and Keough sing and play music themselves and that’s something to be proud of.

The problem: As is often the case with streaming series, the narrative is insanely lengthy in order to achieve binge watch quality in terms of length. Daisy and Billy really get together for the first time in a row three, although the series builds on their momentum.

That’s a pretty expendable delaying tactic, the rest is a cool thing.


The series is based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name by US author Taylor Jankins Reid, which in turn was inspired by Fleetwood Mac. Jankins Reid visited a concert from the US band’s “The Dance” reunion tour (1997), after Lindsey Buckingham (now 73), the male lead singer/guitarist and ex-boyfriend of lead singer Stevie Nicks (74), left the band in 1987. The concert was filled with tension and looks between Nicks and Buckingham, which culminated in an intense rendition of the song “Silver Springs.” The author of “Daisy Jones” was struck by this relationship and the fire that kept it smoldering for 40 years. Daisy and Billy’s characters are based on Buckingham and Nicks.

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