11 January 2022
Royal Mail issue twelve stamps as a tribute to one of the most enduring rock groups of all time – The Rolling Stones.
Eight of the stamps will feature images of some of their legendary performances over the years:
- Hyde Park, London, UK, July 1969
- East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, August 2019
- Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 1995
- Tokyo, Japan, March 1995
- New York City, USA, July 1972
- Oslo, Norway, May 2014
- Knebworth, Hertfordshire, UK, August 1976
- Düsseldorf, Germany, October 2017
A further four stamps, presented in a Miniature Sheet, feature two shots of the band together and two of their vintage worldwide tour posters.
The Rolling Stones become only the fourth music group to feature in a dedicated stamp issue – following on from:
- The Beatles in 2007
- Pink Floyd in 2016
- Queen in 2020
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David Gold, Director of Public Affairs & Policy, Royal Mail, said:
“Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of the Rolling Stones. They have created some of modern music’s most iconic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match.”