As we mentioned last month, iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix is set
to appear on a United States Postal Service stamp. An image of the stamp has been shared by Rolling Stone this morning.
[Photo by Dan Afzal/U.S. Postal Service via Rolling Stone]
The USPS unveiled the stamp just in time for SXSW after three years of planning. Following
the release of the Jimi stamp, the USPS will release the next stamp in the Music Icon
series, featuring Janis Joplin, in August. "Jimi was probably the most photographed artist
of his time, and he looked so different every year. He was in the public eye for only four
years, but every year he looked so different – his hair, how he wore his clothes,
different hats and scarves. I think the stamp really reflects who he was," Jimi's sister
Janie told Rolling Stone.
As for a potential John Lennon stamp, which would be the first one featuring someone born
outside of the U.S., USPS director of stamp services Susan McGowan told Rolling Stone,
"We do try to focus on people who are American or things that are American, but we also
focus on subjects and themes that truly changed American culture. The Beatles and John
Lennon had a huge impact on our country and culture."
via Rolling Stone]
[Published on: 3/14/14]