Daisy Jones & The Six is now streaming on Prime Video. The drama series, about a 1970s rock band that imploded at the height of their fame, was filmed at various West Hollywood locations back in November 2021. The series stars Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Camila Morrone, Will Harrison, Suki Waterhouse, Josh Whitehouse, Sebastian Chacon, Nabiyah Be, Tom Wright and Timothy Olyphant. It is based on the 2019 best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
In 1977, Daisy Jones & The Six were on top of the world. The band rose from obscurity to fame, and then, after a sold-out show at Chicago’s Soldier Field, they called it quits. Decades later, the band members agreed to reveal the truth.
The Viper Room, Sunset Liquor Store, and Whisky a Go Go are among locations on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip that were transformed to flashback to the 1970s for the production of the series.
The Sunset Strip Liquor Store at 8860 Sunset Boulevard was converted back to it’s past incarnation as The Sun Bee Food Mart for the Daisy Jones & the Six production.
The most notable transformation was the front facade of The Viper Room which was turned into the former Filthy McNasty’s club that opened in 1969 (prior to that, it was the “Melody Room”). According to Sunset Strip historian Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles, “Filthy McNasty’s” attracted celebrities such as Elvis, Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison and John Wayne who liked the club’s no photos allowed policy and low-key environment.
Filthy McNasty’s turned into The Central in the 1980s before becoming The Viper Room in August 14, 1993. Martino wrote a detailed history on the space for Los Angeles Magazine celebrating The Viper Room’s 21st birthday in 2014.
The limited series was also filmed at the Troubadour on Santa Monica Boulevard. There were also reports of a residential area located in West Hollywood.
There will be ten episodes in the limited series, with a plot following pretty closely to the source material. One key addition is the original music Daisy Jones & the Six created for the show—and the band’s album, Aurora, is now available to stream and purchase.