Get ready for the late, great Jackie Wilson to once again grace the stage.
Wilson, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has seen his slip from the upper echelon of rock and R&B’s greatest entertainers but, make no mistake, his stage show lived up with the best of the best earning him the name “Mr. Excitement”.
Starting in 2017, the world will once again be able to see the late entertainers show via a hologram being developed by Hologram USA who got their big break in 2012 with the projection of Tupac Shakur on the Coachella stage. They have since done or are working on holograms of Whitney Houston, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline and many more.
Hologram USA CEO Alki David said “Everything you expect from an exciting ‘rock star’ stage show was invented by Jackie Wilson: the leaps, spins and back-flips, not to mention his amazing four-octave range.”
Wilson had a couple of minor hits in 1957 before bursting on the scene the following year with Lonely Teardrops. He would continue to score top ten hits over the next ten years with Night, Alone at Last, My Empty Arms, Baby Workout and (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.
Jackie slipped into a coma after collapsing on stage in September of 1975 and, although he was semi-conscious at times over the next several years, he died on January 21, 1984 at the age of 49. He was inducted in the second class to go into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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