Legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix put his stamp on music, and now Americans can put Hendrix’s stamp on letters.
A new Forever stamp honoring Hendrix was released on Thursday as part of the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icons series. Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and Tejano musical pioneer Lydia Mendoza have also been honored in the stamp series.
“I am deeply touched and so are other members of the Hendrix family by the issuance of this stamp, and I wish to thank the United States Postal Service for bestowing one of our nation’s highest honors on my brother Jimi,” said sister Janie Hendrix in a statement. “While my brother has been cited many times as being among the most influential musicians of all time, the recognition implicit in his being portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp ranks as an unparalleled honor.”
Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current first-class postage stamp price, currently 49 cents. Hendrix’s stamp is self-adhesive, and was created by artist Rudy Guttierez and designer Greg Breeding.
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