New York, 2022-01-10 19:20:58. Rolling Stones honored with stamps
LONDON – The Rolling Stones are being honored on new British stamps, with a dedicated group showcasing their performance around the world as the legendary rock band celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
Britain’s Royal Mail said on Tuesday it would release a special set of 12 stamps “in honor of one of Moss’ enduring rock bands of all time.”
Eight stamps contain images of lead singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood and the late drummer Charlie Watts performing at various concerts around the world: from Hyde Park in London in July 1969 to East Rutherford, New Jersey in August 2019.
The other four stamps are presented on a miniature sheet and feature two pictures of the band together and two posters of their world tours. Watts died last year at the age of 80.
“Few bands in rock history have managed to carve out a career as rich and broad as the Rolling Stones,” David Gold, director of public affairs and policy for the Royal Mail, said in a statement.
“They have created some of the most iconic and inspiring modern music albums, with groundbreaking live performances to match.”
Founded in 1962, the Rolling Stones are one of the world’s most successful and longest-running rock bands, selling an estimated more than 240 million records worldwide and winning numerous awards, including three Grammys, along the way.
Their work for the Stones, rooted in American blues and rhythmic blues, has resulted in hits like “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Sympathy for the Devil” from the heyday of the ’60s and ’70s but also as interesting as reggae – The saturated track “Send It To Me”, apparently, is about a lonely man looking for a bride by mail.
They are the fourth band to have a custom royal postage stamp issued, following in the footsteps of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Quinn.
The Royal Mail said it has worked with the Stones and their management on the stamp collection, which will go on sale Jan. 20.
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Jomochian, Editing by Mark Heinrich)
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