There’s more than one way to Not Fade Away. on the 56th anniversary of “The Day the Music Died”, when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash, Hologram USA has announced the most recent of its “celebrity resurrections”–following on the heals of its announcement that it will bring Liberace back to life for a stage show in Las Vegas. Now the company that owns the patents to the technology used to create the famous Tupac Shakur hologram at Coachella has partnered Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, to create a show around the beloved Peggy Sue-singer’s likeness and music.
The show will launch in Holly’s home state of Texas and then travel America and the world. Hologram USA’s technology has had a big year: last spring it helped Narendra Modi win the election to become Prime Minister of India, in the fall it allowed Julian Assange to escape the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to attend a conference in Nantucket for a day, and in November it transported ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel to the Country Music Awards in Nashville while still on stage of his show in Hollywood.
Hologram USA has signed deals with the estates of some of the biggest stars in music and sports and will continue to unveil new projects in the coming weeks.
The company also announced that FilmOn Networks, which is also run by Alki David and his Anakando Media Group, will exclusively air the Buddy Holly show to its 65 million plus monthly users.