Rolling Stones Honored With Royal Mail Stamps

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The Rolling Stones are being honored with a series of stamps from Britain’s Royal Mail. The January 11, 2022 announcement revealed that the 12 stamps, celebrating the group’s 60th anniversary, will depict many of their iconic live performances from around the world including their 1969 concert in London’s Hyde Park.

The series is available for pre-order now; they’ll be issued on January 20.

The Stones are just the fourth group to be so honored. The Beatles were the first, in 2007. Pink Floyd were selected in 2016. David Bowie was chosen, in 2017, in what would have been his 70th year. In 2020, Queen were honored for their 50th anniversary.

Eight of the stamps are of images heralding some of the Stones‘ most acclaimed live performances. In addition to the one from their free concert in London’s Hyde Park, the group are also shown in Tokyo in 1995, and at the 1976 Knebworth festival.

In the Jan. 11 announcement, David Gold, the Royal Mail Director of Public Affairs and Policy said, “Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of the Rolling Stones.

“They have created some of modern music’s most iconic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match.”

The Royal Mail describes the series as “capturing the greatest rock and roll band at their majestic best. Other stamps in the series feature group shots and iconic tour posters.

The Stones have yet to announce whether they’ll celebrate their 60th anniversary with a 2022 tour.

Related: Our recap of the Stones’ final concert of their 2021 No Filter tour

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  1. Jeffrey
    #1 Jeffrey 12 January, 2022, 07:54

    Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, David Bowie. That makes the Stones the FIFTH group, not the fourth.

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  2. Tomster
    #2 Tomster 12 January, 2022, 14:45

    Amazing that Bill Wyman is not featured on any of the stamps! Or Brian Jones. Or Mick Taylor. How about 6th Stone Ian Stewart. Talk about Keith & Mick shutting the door on their bandmates!

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