Two late and great music legends will be on stage in Newcastle this year by the magic of hologram. After the success of last year’s pioneering holographic In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert tour, Base Hologram the leading developer of concerts, theatricals and spectacles that combine holographic cinema and mixed reality with live entertainment, have just announced Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour, a ground-breaking new tour featuring the award-winning rock and roll legends. The tour will bring Orbison and Holly together for an enthralling event that will tour throughout the UK before further dates worldwide. Eric Schaeffer (Million Dollar Quartet), who was at the helm of the In Dreams event will return as the director of the shows. It is the first time a Buddy Holly hologram has been created. “Both Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly set the stage for what was to come down the road in the music industry,” said Brian Becker, Chairman and … [Read more...] about Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly holograms doing a concert in Newcastle
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Michael Hann 23 March 2019 9:00 AM 23 March 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp In March 1968, Frank Zappa released an album called We’re Only in it for the Money. Presumably, then, Zappa — who died a little over a quarter of a century ago — would be delighted to discover that he begins his latest tour next month, with a series of shows in the US followed by a visit to the UK in May, including a show at the Palladium in London. Zappa will be appearing in holographic form, using footage filmed in a Los Angeles rehearsal space in 1974, his disembodied voice backed by a live band. The show is to be made up of ‘footage that no one has ever seen, as it has been locked in the vaults since the early 70s,’ says Jeff Pezzuti of Eyellusion, the company that produced the hologram. ‘As a futurist, and hologram enthusiast, Frank fearlessly broke through boundary after boundary as an artist, and in honouring his … [Read more...] about The rise and rise of the holographic tour
PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
Wondering what do over the next seven days? Here are ten of the best events. 1. Sindhu Vee – Sandhog. Friday, February 1, 7.45pm, £15.50 (discounts £13.50), The Hawth studio, Crawley, 01293 553636, www.hawth.co.uk. Sindhu Vee (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018) embarks on a UK tour with her critically acclaimed and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, Sandhog. A spokesperson said: “Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell her mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love?” This is the highly anticipated debut from the host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. Sindhu has also appeared on QI, Have I Got News for You and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, as well as the Guilty Feminist podcast.2. The Little Mix Experience. Friday, February 1, 6pm, £16, The Capitol, Horsham, 01403 750220, www.thecapitolhorsham.com. Presented by … [Read more...] about Ten things to see in West Sussex, Friday to Thursday, February 1-7