Twelve stamps celebrate 60 years of the Rolling Stones – Music and Books – Culture

The stamps will go on sale on January 20, and eight will show images of some of the band’s most prominent performances, such as the free concert on July 5, 1969 in London’s Hyde Park, after their death on July 3. of that year, from founding member, Brian Jones.

At that festival, called The Stones In The Park, the new guitarist, Mick Tay-lor, debuted, later to be replaced by Ronnie Wood.

Other performances included in the stamps are those of Rotterdam (Netherlands) in August 1995 or his participation in the Knebworth festival (England) in the same month of 1976.

The other four stamps will be in a different format and will include two thumbnail images of the entire band and two of their legendary touring posters.

Active members of the Rolling Stones – Sir Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards – collaborated with the postal company on the design of the tribute, which also includes drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away last August.

Royal Mail noted that it is the fourth band to be dedicated to a stamp issue, after the Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016 and Queen in 2020.

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