New Issue: John Lennon stamp coming from USPS this September

Legendary singer and songwriter John Lennon will be commemorated on a U.S. Forever stamp to be issued this September by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Officiated by Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan, the stamp’s dedication ceremony will be held at Namburg Bandshell in New York’s Central Park on Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. ET.

The stamp is the latest in a series of “Music Icons” stamps issued by USPS. Beloved around the world, Lennon was successful both as a founding member of the Beatles and as a solo artist. His music continues to speak for truth, peace and tolerance.

STAMP DESIGN

The stamp artwork features a 1974 photo of Lennon taken by noted rock music photographer Bob Gruen for Lennon’s Walls and Bridges album.

The stamp pane resembles a vintage 45-rpm record sleeve and features Lennon at his white piano on the reverse side. The photograph, taken by Peter Fordham, was used to promote Lennon’s landmark 1971 solo album, Imagine.

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