Rolling Stones release 60th anniversary stamps with Royal Mail – How to buy

The Rolling Stones and Royal Mail are set to release a set of 12 stamps later this month that celebrates the band’s 60th anniversary.

Some of the stamps feature images from their most famous performances, including at Hyde Park in 1969, Knebworth in 1976 and Rotterdam in 1995.

Four more stamps will be available in miniature sheet format, featuring two photos of the band together and two of their worldwide tour posters.

According to PA, The Rolling Stones is only the fourth band to feature in a dedicated stamp issue, following The Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016, and Queen in 2020.

Enfield Independent: Rolling Stones stamp from their Hyde Park performance in 1969 (Royal Mail/PA)Rolling Stones stamp from their Hyde Park performance in 1969 (Royal Mail/PA)

The band formed in 1962 in London, and have been active for six decades now, becoming one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with 200 million records bought.

Songs like ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’, ‘Gimme Shelter’, and ‘Brown Sugar’ have proved to be very popular.

David Gold, Royal Mail’s director of public affairs and policy, said: “Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of the Rolling Stones.

“They have created some of modern music’s most iconic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match.”

How to buy the Rolling Stones stamps

The stamps of the band will become available to buy from January 20, 2022.

This can be done on the Royal Mail website, and you can find the specific page right here.

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