(LaPresse) The Rolling Stones were celebrated with a special series of stamps from Britain’s leading postal company, the Royal Mail. The set of 12 stamps depicts images of the famous English rock band’s extraordinary performances over more than fifty years. Images come from concerts of: Hyde Park, London, July 1969; East Rutherford, New Jersey, August 2019; Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 1995; Tokyo, Japan, March 1995; New York, July 1972; Oslo, Norway, May 2014; Knebworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, August 1976; Düsseldorf, Germany, October 2017. Four more tickets – presented in a miniature sheet – feature two shots of the band together and their two vintage world tour posters. The Rolling Stones are only the fourth band to appear in a dedicated stamp issue, after the Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016, and Queen in 2020. Tickets will go on sale on January 20, 2022. The Rolling Stones, a career that has sold nearly 250 million copies of its albums, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. His countless awards include four Grammys, three MTV Music Awards and nine NME Awards. This year the band – which lost its drummer, Charlie Watts, who died last August at the age of 80 – is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
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