The Fleetwood Mac Song Stevie Nicks Screamed At Lindsey Buckingham, Sam Claflin Recalls

Sam Claflin, who starred as Billy Dunne in ‘Daisy Jones & The Six,’ recently sat down with Deadline and recalled the intense moment when Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac belted out a song directly at Lindsey Buckingham.

Upon getting cast for his role in the tv series, one of his friends sent the actor a video of the band’s ‘Silver Springs’ performance, as he said:

“Actually, when I got cast — and I’ll never forget — I was on the plane ride to LA to go and start pre-production. My buddy, who actually was the one who told me who Fleetwood Mac were…he sent me a video, and he said, ‘I know the book. I’ve read the book, and the book always reminds me of this clip.’

He was the first person to send me that famous clip of them singing ‘Silver Springs’ where [Steve Nicks] is just staring and shouting, like screaming at [Lindsey Buckingham]. And he’s looking at her longingly, trying to get through it.”

Seeing that video of Nicks and Buckingham sparked Claflin’s interest in the band’s history:

“And I was like, ‘Oh my god, the chemistry, that connection, the history.’ And I remember being the one to show Riley that on almost like day one, saying, ‘Have you seen this video? How Billy-Daisy is this?’ That spurred me on to want to know more because she then told me a bit of information about it.”

So, the love triangles and complexities within the band’s relationships heavily influenced his own work as an actor and the story he was involved in:

“It was just like a snowball effect, I think, but it happened very late in my life. Honestly, I think the more you find out about all the love triangles — I mean, it wasn’t just a triangle, it was like a love pentagon. I mean, there was there were all kinds of back and forth and then leaving the band and coming back, and this person’s wife left, and then they stayed.

It was so confusing, but I watched this video on TikTok. I’m not much of a TikTok user, but I watched this video, which talks you through the entire Fleetwood Mac history. I’m a huge fan of their work, and it definitely influenced us as actors as well as the story heavily.”

Before his words on the video, the actor also said the following when asked how much he was aware of the conflicts within the band:

“So I knew of Fleetwood Mac. I grew up listening to them. My parents had a very old car when I was a kid, and it had a tape deck for years, and we’d have the same three or four albums on repeat. And ‘Rumours’ was one of them. So I knew Fleetwood Mac from when I was very little, but I didn’t know who they were. I just knew all of the words to all of their songs.”

Later, Claflin learned more about Fleetwood Mac when a friend of his played their music, and he attended a live concert by them:

“And then when I was in my 20s, I remember I was at drama school, and my buddy was playing a Fleetwood Mac album, and I was like, ‘Who is this? How do I know all the words and all the songs, but I never know what the band’s called?’

Then I went to see them live about ten years ago, and that was, by far and large, the best gig I’ve ever seen in my life. And they were all present. So it was even more magical. And that was it. Really, that was about as much as I knew about Fleetwood Mac.”

‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ aired on Amazon Prime Video on March 3. Although it is not a biopic of Fleetwood Mac, it is unofficially inspired by the band, as Taylor Jenkins Reid, who wrote the original book the show is based on, also admitted before.

You can watch the trailer below.