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The Holograms Are Coming!


For the longest time the first image that leapt to mind for most people when it came to holograms was that of Princess Leia being beamed from body of the droid R2-D2 in Star Wars. However all that changed earlier this year when a holographic projection of the late rapper Tupac Shakur graced the stage at Coachella.


The holographic hip-hopper caused a sensation on the Internet and could well prove to be the game-changer in terms of holograms, concert tours and virtual “live” performances by long dead rock stars. Already fans are clambering for holographic revivals of departed artists ranging from Elvis to DJ AM 52.


A recent survey conducted by Reuters and E-Poll Market Research, identified the top 20 artists most people would likely prefer to see return as hologram. The artists were evaluated based on fan appeal, audience awareness, and perception of talent.


Perhaps surprisingly, it wasn’t Elvis, John Lennon, or even Michael Jackson who topped the list, but the late great soul singer Ray Charles. Elvis, the King of Rock himself, only managed a second place tie with Johnny Cash. Meanwhile Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison both made the top 10 with Lennon coming in at no. 4 and George at no. 8.


Here is the complete top 20:


1. Ray Charles
2. Johnny Cash
3. Elvis Presley
4. John Lennon
5. Frank Sinatra
6. Bob Marley
7. James Brown
8. Whitney Houston
9. George Harrison
10. Jimi Hendrix
11. Michael Jackson
12. Luther Vandross
13. Janis Joplin
14. Isaac Hayes
15. Tammy Wynette
16. Tupac Shakur
17. Miles Davis
18. Kurt Cobain
19. Biggie Smalls
20. DJ AM 52


What artist would you most like to see return as a hologram?