Rolling Stones Get Royal Stamp of Approval
The Rolling Stones will be honored by Royal Mail–the U.K’s Postal Agency–with a series of stamps celebrating the 60 year anniversary of the band–and New Jersey will be part of the fun.
Twelve different stamps honoring the British rockers–with images from performances and tours– are being issued, and will be released on January 20. Included will be a closeup of the group performing at in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in August 2019.
Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of the Rolling Stones,” says Royal Mail official David Gold. “They have created some of modern music’s most iconic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match.”
Other shows highlighted include: London’s Hyde Park in July 1969; in August 2019; in Rotterdam, Netherlands in August 1995; in Tokyo in March 1995; in New York City in July 1972; in Oslo, Norway, in May 2014; in Knebworth, U.K., in August 1976; and in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October 2017.
A separate miniature sheet will feature four other stamps, two of which includes photos of the band’s core four members — including late drummer Charlie Watts — while the other two feature images of posters from select Stones tours.
The Stones join The Beatles, Queen and Pink Floyd among honored British rockers.