Based on the novel of the same name Taylor Jenkins ReidPrime Video Daisy Jones and the Six chronicles the rise and fall of a folk rock band in the 1970s music scene. In order to recreate the universe in which the story of its titular group takes place, the film crew put great effort into researching and reproducing the locations and outfits of the time. They even managed to film some of the show’s scenes in real locations of great importance to the history of rock and roll, such as the classic Whiskey a Go Go nightclub and the infamous Riot House. However, many of these nods to the 70s rock scene may go unnoticed to the untrained eye. And, if you haven’t been actively looking for it, it’s likely that you’ve missed out on a pretty important Easter egg that pays homage to none other than the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself.
By now, anyone who has paid attention to the news is already well aware that the actress responsible for the image Daisy Jones and the Sixthe titled Daisy Jones is actually Elvis Presleygranddaughter, Riley Keough. However, the show’s connection to Mr. Presley is not limited to Keough’s bloodline. There are several nods to the king in the wardrobe department throughout the series, all courtesy of the costume designer. Denise Wingate. However, one of these nods stands out from the others. To catch a glimpse of this, all you have to do is focus on Daisy Jones’ guitar…
What is Daisy Jones and the Six about?
Weakly inspired by the story of Fleetwood Mac, Daisy Jones and the Six follows a group of Pittsburgh musicians and a lone singer-songwriter who come together to create rock and roll history in 1970s Los Angeles. But despite the explosive success of their hit “Look at Us Now (Honeycomb)” and the multi-platinum album “Aurora”, Daisy and the Six are not all that easy. Behind the scenes, repeated cases of drug abuse, a taboo romance, and just a general feud provide a level of drama that ultimately leads the group to destruction. When they are at the height of their fame, Daisy Jones and the Six decide to break up. The full story of their rise and fall has never been told—until now.
Main storyline Daisy Jones and the Six develops as a flashback framed by a series of interviews given by the band members decades into the future, to the present day. Now that they’re much older, they talk about things like Billy (Sam Claflin) substance abuse, his love-hate relationship with Daisy and, of course, Daisy’s tumultuous appearance in the band at the request of music producer Teddy Price (Tom Wright). The show’s real-life protagonists, Daisy and Billy, also reminisce about their troubled childhoods and their first musical experience.
Episode 2 “Daisy Jones and the Six” tells a very important part of Elvis’ story
It is in this part of the “first experience” plot that the aforementioned Elvis Presley Easter egg appears. buzzfeed journalist Nora Dominic was the one who picked it up, the first on Twitter and then in the article for the website. Episode 2 “I’ll Take You There” features Daisy performing live for the first time with the help of her only real friend, disco pioneer Simone Jackson (Nabia Be). Guitar in hand, she takes the stage at the iconic Troubadour nightclub to play one of her many songs, Two Against Three. This is an important scene for the story, as it is after the show that Daisy meets Teddy, who later invites her to join the Six. Other than that, though, there’s nothing special about it – at least initially.
As Dominique points out, if you look closely, you’ll see Daisy’s guitar dangling from her shoulders on a patterned strap. Sure, it’s a lovely piece of fabric, but it doesn’t draw much attention to itself. However, this patterned guitar strap is identical to the one Elvis Presley wore in his 68 Special Return. The show, which aired on NBC, is remembered for being Presley’s first concert after seven years devoted almost exclusively to film. Those who watched Baz LuhrmannX Elvis may remember this moment as one of the most pivotal scenes in the film.
However, it is not clear if this Easter egg was placed there intentionally or if it was just an accident. After all, strap for Woodstock or New Yorker guitar also worn well Jimi Hendrix at the legendary Woodstock festival in 1969. However, Riley Keough confirmed to BuzzFeed that the guitar Daisy uses throughout the series is actually hers. So you have Elvis’ granddaughter playing her personal guitar with a guitar strap that Elvis himself once used. It’s too symbolic to ignore.
The guitar strap isn’t the only Elvis-related wardrobe item in Daisy Jones & the Six.
Plus, the Elvis Presley references in the wardrobe department aren’t limited to one guitar strap. In an interview with Magazine People, costume designer Denise Wingate revealed that the series features two long coats that pay homage to the king of rock and roll. Wingate told the magazine that she did her best to ensure that the outfits from the series were as timely as possible. “The producers didn’t want it to look like people were dressing up in 70s outfits, like it was a 70s night at a club. They wanted it to look very authentic and real and I think we did,” she explained. In search of authenticity, Wingate stumbled upon a fashion designer with extensive experience in 70s rock and roll.
“I found this woman named Love Melody who made rock and roll clothes in the 70s. She actually made two jumpsuits for Elvis Presley, so I asked her to make two beautiful long coats for the show. coat, and the other of beautiful rusty leather. She made them. I thought it would be nice to bring it back to the paddock and get a little bit into the story,” Wingate said. People. Both pieces are also worn by Kio.
Daisy Jones and the Six broadcast exclusively on Prime Video.
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