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Royal Mail unveils Rolling Stones stamps

By | Published on Tuesday 11 January 2022

The Rolling Stones

Yet more musical stamps? Yes, more musical stamps. Stamps that are musical! All hail the musical stamps! By which, I mean, Royal Mail are launching another set of stamps celebrating musical greats. The stamps themselves are not musical. Maybe I should have said that from the start. Sorry for the disappointment.

The musical greats being celebrated this time are The Rolling Stones. Marking the 60th anniversary of the band, there are eight stamps featuring photos of them playing gigs around the world, from their Hyde Park show in 1969 to a gig in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2019. There’s then two more stamps featuring photos of the band’s post-1993 line up, and two more featuring old gig posters.

Says Royal Mail’s David Gold: “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 stamps will be available from 20 Jan. Have a look at them here.