The Rolling Stones | Rolling Stones honored with stamp collection
The Rolling Stones are immortalized in the form of stamps.
Royal Mail has announced a set of 12 stamps honoring the iconic rock’n’roll group to mark their 60th anniversary.
A number of stamps will feature some of the rockers’ most iconic performances of “Gimme Shelter”, including the London Hyde Park concert in 1969, which took place two days after founding member Brian Jones passed away on July 5th.
The Stones In The Park concert saw Mick Taylor step into the shoes of the late guitarist and he was later replaced by current member Ronnie Wood.
The group’s sets at the Knebworth Festival in August 1976 and in Rotterdam from the summer of 1995 were also selected.
There are also two photographs of the group and two of their world tour posters.
The Rolling Stones – which now include Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, both 78, and Ronnie, 74, following the death of drummer Charlie Watts at the age of 80 in August 2021 – became the fourth group to be honored with a collection of stamps by Royal Mail, following in the footsteps of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Queen.
Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and the late David Bowie have also received the stamp treatment in recent years.
David Gold, Director of Public Affairs and Policy, Royal Mail, said: “Few bands in rock history have managed to carve out such rich and expansive careers as the Rolling Stones.
“They have created some of the most iconic and inspiring albums in modern music, with groundbreaking live performances to match.”
Collectors will be able to get their hands on the Stones collection from January 20.