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The Royal Mail celebrates 60 years of the Rolling Stones with a collection of twelve postage stamps

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The Royal Mail celebrates 60 years of the Rolling Stones with a collection of twelve postage stamps

A collection of twelve stamps will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the formation in 1962 of the legendary British rock group Rolling Stones, according to the legendary state postal company Royal Mail, which will put it on sale from January 20.

Eight of the stamps will show images of some of the most outstanding performances of the band, such as the free concert of July 5, 1969 in London’s Hyde Park, after the death, which occurred on July 3 of that year, of founding member Brian Jones, the company indicated.

In that festival, baptized as The Stones In The Park, debuted the new guitarist, Mick Taylor, a participant in several of the group’s most celebrated albums and six years later would be replaced by Ronnie Wood.

Four Stamps That From January 20 Will Honor The History Of The Rolling Stones.  Royal Mail/Handout Via Reuters

Four stamps that from January 20 will honor the history of The Rolling Stones. Royal Mail/Handout via REUTERS

Other performances included in the prints are those of Rotterdam (The Netherlands) in August 1995 or his gig at the Knebworth festival (England) in the same month of 1976.

The other four stamps will have a different format and will include two thumbnail images of the entire band and two of their legendary tour posters, Royal Mail said.

The members of The Rolling Stones, “Sir” Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards, collaborated with the post and courier company in the tribute design, which also includes the band’s long-time drummer, Charlie Watts, who died on August 24.

Charlie Watts Has His Own Acknowledgment From The Royal Mail. Royal Mail/Handout Via Reuters

Charlie Watts has his own acknowledgment from the Royal Mail. Royal Mail/Handout via REUTERS

Five Centuries of Service

Royal Mail, the mail company created in 1516 by Henry VIII, which after five centuries has more than demonstrated that the state is not necessarily doomed to failure, as some obscure preachers of the privatization of life tend to pontificate, has pointed out that it is the fourth band to which a broadcast is dedicated of stamps.

The first to be honored with the distinction were, how could it be otherwise, the Beatles, who have had their series of stamps since 2007. The second turn went to Pink Floyd, whose images reached a postage stamp in 2016; and four years later, the recognition went to Queen.

The Iconic 1981 Us Tour, With Tatto You As Its Flagship Album, Is Also Part Of The Tribute.  Royal Mail/Handout Via Reuters

The iconic 1981 US tour, with Tatto You as its flagship album, is also part of the tribute. Royal Mail/Handout via REUTERS

In the field of solo artists, the first recognition went to David Bowie, who had his series of stamps shortly after the first anniversary of his death, which occurred on January 10, 2016. Two years later, the soloist chosen by the company was Elton John, another of the great representatives of rock and pop British.

In the case of the author of Rocketman, images from his albums were chosen Honky Chateau, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Caribou, Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy, Made In England Y Songs From The West Coast, and also from several of his most iconic live performances such as Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1975 and Madison Square Garden in New York in 2018.

The Collection Of Stamps With Which The Royal Mail Pays Tribute To Paul Mccartney Includes Eight Covers Of His Solo Albums And Portraits From Different Stages Of His Career.  Reuters Photo

The collection of stamps with which the Royal Mail pays tribute to Paul McCartney includes eight covers of his solo albums and portraits from different stages of his career. Reuters photo

Finally, in 2021 Royal Mail published a series of 12 stamps dedicated to celebrating Paul McCartney’s solo career, highlighting eight covers of his solo albums – including that of McCartney III– and pictures of the beatle in action. What will be the next name of the music that will hit the label? Options, plenty.

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