One of only two live filmed performances of Buddy Holly that live on
prior to the Hologram
BUDDY HOLLY TO PERFORM AGAIN
Courtresy Natalie Groves, KVUE:
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — It’s a sign of the times. A Buddy Holly hologram is in the works.
Hologram USA Entertainment Inc., the same people who brought the Tupac hologram to Coachella, announced its partnership with Holly’s widow to bring a tour of the late star to Texas in 2016. Maria Elena Holly gave Hologram USA permission to use Holly’s likeness for the hologram.
“I am so excited that my partnership with Hologram USA on the Buddy Holly concert project will allow a new generation of fans to experience the thrill of seeing Buddy ‘live’ and in concert for the first time in many decades,” said Maria Elena Holly, head of Buddy Holly Licensing. “This show is dedicated to Buddy’s fans around the world — it is because of them that his music will ‘Not Fade Away.'”
Maria Elena Holly attends Buddy Holly’s induction into The Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Jason LaVeris, FilmMagic)
Buddy Holly, a Lubbock native, is widely considered a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll music. His career only lasted a year before his untimely death by a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959. Holly was 22 years old. The day of the plane crash is often referred to as ‘The Day the Music Died.’
The Holly hologram is already in the works. The launch city and date will be announced soon. After the Texas Holly tour, the show will tour the United States, and then the world.
“I am a big Buddy Holly fan so much so that I still can’t believe that we are in the Buddy Holly business. This is a great time for Hologram USA to help bring back this incredible icon,” said Alki David, CEO of Hologram USA.