The U.S. Post Office’s Music Icon series has honored Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, and now fours after the initial announcement, a John Lennon stamp will be issued on September 7.
The image is a photo Bob Gruen shot for Lennon’s ‘Walls and Bridges’ album in 1974.
On the day of the stamp’s release a dedication service will be held in New York’s Central Park at Naumburg Bandshell, a short distance from the Dakota building on Central Park West when Lennon lived and was killed in 1980. The event itself is free and open to the public. – Steve Goddard