Earlier this year we mentioned that the United States Postal Service
about to start rolling out more stamps featuring iconic musicians such as Jimi Hendrix,
Monroe and Janis Joplin over the coming months and years. A Jimi Hendrix stamp was unveiled in March and now the Janis
Joplin stamp artwork has been revealed.
According to Linn's Stamp News, the Janis Joplin stamp is expected
to be issued in August and was first unveiled in a recent issue of the USPS USA Philatelic
catalog for stamp collectors.
"Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was a groundbreaking singer whose powerful, bluesy voice
her to the pinnacle of rock stardom. An icon of the 1960s, she was known for her
and soulful performances. Joplin is now recognized as one of the greatest rock singers of
all time, as well as a pioneer who paved the way for other women in rock music," reads a
description that accompanies each sheet of 16 stamps.
[via Linn's Stamp News / Hat Tip - Rolling Stone]
[Published on: 7/1/14]