Rolling Stones 60th anniversary honored with Royal Mail stamps

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The Rolling Stones will be honored by the British Royal Mail with a new line of postage stamps in recognition of their 60th anniversary. The stamps will include photos of the band and illustrations from the tour.

“Few bands in rock history have managed to carve out such rich and broad careers as the Rolling Stones,” David Gold, Royal Mail director of public affairs and policy, said in a statement press release (via Forbes). “They have created some of the most iconic and inspiring albums in modern music, with groundbreaking live performances to match.”

The collection, which includes eight stamps in total, includes photos of the group performing at several different venues over the course of their long career: Hyde Park in London in 1969, Tokyo in 1995, Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2017 and, more recently, East Rutherford, NJ, in 2019. Another sheet of the collection includes four more stamps: two with group photos and two with vintage tour posters.

You can see images of the stamps below.

“Since they started out as a band,” the press release noted, “their singles and albums have produced a series of evergreen rock classics, fueled by some of the greatest guitar riffs ever written.”

The Rolling Stones have now joined a growing lineup of British artists who will be honored with a collection. The Beatles were the first in 2007, followed by Pink Floyd, Elton John, David Bowie, Queen and Paul McCartney.

New stamps can be pre-ordered today by Royal Mail and goes on general sale on January 20.

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