Prime Video’s ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ follows the story of a rock band that becomes the most successful band of its time. Their meteoric rise astounds everyone. Despite the conflicts and resentments within the band, everyone is focused on just one thing: becoming the biggest rock band in the world. This dream takes dedication and hard work, and everyone in the band has given their all, taking a chance on their music rather than taking the safer way out.
It all started with a small band from Pittsburgh called the Dunne Brothers. As they became popular, they added more members until they evolved into Daisy Jones and the Six. When they return to Pittsburgh, they meet an old friend, Chuck Loving. If you need a refresher about who he is and what happened to him, we’ve got you covered. SPOILERS AHEAD
Who is Chuck Loving?
Chuck Loving was an original member of the Dunne Brothers. He joined the band when Graham proposed the idea to him, Warren, and Eddie. They eventually roped in Billy, who took the lead and started writing original songs for them. They would convene at Chuck’s garage, where they would practice until they started booking gigs. They started small, from proms and birthdays to weddings and clubs.
After an emotionally painful encounter with his father, Billy decides to make a career in music. He tells the band that they have to move on from taking the small gigs and become one of the biggest bands in the world. One night when they perform at a club, Rod Reyes notices them and offers to become their manager. He tells them that the actual music scene is in LA now, where they must go if they want to become a real band.
Playing in Pittsburgh is one thing, but leaving everything behind and moving to LA is entirely different, with no guarantee of their plan working out. While the others go all in, Chuck is skeptical about it. Unbeknownst to the others, he applied to a dental college. When he discovers that he has been accepted, he leaves the band. It was a huge shock for his friends, who thought they would go to LA together. The fact that he kept his application a secret shows that he never believed in the band like the rest of them.
What Happens to Chuck Loving?
Chuck was the bassist of the Dunne Brothers, so when he left, they immediately needed someone to fill in because they already had a gig booked. Eddie is the rhythm guitarist and is forced to take over as bassist until a replacement is found. Things take off so fast that before they know it, they are one of the biggest bands in the world. ‘Aurora,’ their album with Daisy, becomes a huge hit, and they go on a countrywide tour.
One of the stops on their tour in Pittsburgh. Returning to their hometown and playing in a full house with people who have known them all their lives is a huge thing for the band. This is also when they meet Chuck again. He is done with college and is a dentist now. He still lives in Pittsburgh and makes a decent living. When he talks with his old friends who have accomplished exactly what they left the city for, he still makes it sound like he made a smarter choice. Chuck tells them that he doesn’t regret leaving the band at a critical point and that being a dentist is still a safer option because it secures his future. He comments that even though they have sold out albums and shows, they still don’t have the same financial security he does.
His remarks make their reunion uncomfortable, but it is clear that Chuck is trying to show them that he never thinks about the possibility that he could have been one of them. The documentary reveals his honest thoughts when he has no words to say about his regret. Chuck clearly feels that he has let go of a great opportunity. He could have been a part of the Six and had the life his friends enjoyed. Instead, he opted to stay back and live everyday life, giving up his original desire to be in the best band in the world.