My Father tried to teach me how to be a stamp collector. I lacked the patience to work with stamps, first day issues etc. However if I was collecting today I’d be all over the music stamps.
The United States Postal Service’s Music Icons series has unveiled the official stamp for the series’ next rock star Janis Joplin.
“Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was a groundbreaking singer whose powerful, bluesy voice propelled her to the pinnacle of rock stardom. An icon of the 1960s, she was known for her uninhibited 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.”
“With the Power of Soul, Anything is Possible”
The stamp was created by artist Rudy Gutierrez, who leaked the design Tuesday. Gutierrez crafted an image that resembles a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. Hendrix is shown wearing one of his iconic military jackets with his signature white Fender Stratocaster guitar.
Rudy Guiterrez designed one of my favorite album covers of all-time, Santana’s Shaman.
The stamp will be officially unveiled tomorrow at a star-studded concert featuring Slash, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, among other celebrities, at SXSW Music Fest in Austin, Texas.
The next time I go to the Post Office this will be the Forever Stamp I will be buying.
The Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp, which sells for 49 cents, goes on sale Thursday at post offices, on the U.S. Postal Service website and eBay.The artist who was commissioned to design the Jimi Hendrix Stamp is R