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Postal News: U.S. Postal Service honors legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix

March 26, 2014
By KATHLEEN SWANSON , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The U.S. Postal Service has released numerous stamps to celebrate and honor music icons who had a big impact on American culture and the music industry.

The Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp kicks off the 2014 Music Icons series, which will include Janis Joplin later this year.

Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Hendrix displayed an innovative style that embraced the influences of rock, R&B, modern jazz and the blues, inspiring musical artists of his era and beyond.

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The Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp.

The new limited-edition Jimi Hendrix stamp, designed by artist Rudy Gutierrez, features a vibrant, colorful design fashioned to evoke the movement and rhythm of the late singer and pay homage to the psychedelic rock era of the 1960s.

The stamp pane, designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve, features a painting of Hendrix's face surrounded by colorful swirls and small icons that reference song lyrics or aspects of Hendrix's life.

The various icons include flowers, a guitar, a mermaid and a butterfly. The stamp art shows Hendrix in performance, wearing one of his trademark vintage military jackets and playing one of his beloved white Fender Stratocaster guitars.

Customers may purchase the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamps at post offices nationwide, at: usps.com/stamps, at (800) STAMP24 (782-6724) or at: ebay.com/stamps.

Kathleen Swanson is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.

 
 

 

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