Forever John Lennon: U.S. Postal Service Honors Music Icon in Commemorative Stamp

Jul 11, 2018

The John Lennon Commemorative Forever Stamp features photo and artwork from Bob Gruen and Peter Fordham. The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate it Sept. 7 at Namburg Bandshell in Central Park.
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John Lennon will soon be on a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

This is the latest in a series of music icons to appear. 

The stamp artwork is based on a 1974 photo of Lennon taken by rock music photographer Bob Gruen for Lennon's "Walls and Bridges" album. 

The stamp resembles a vintage 45-rmp record sleeve. The reverse side has Lennon at his white piano, from a photo taken by Peter Fordham that was used to promote Lennon's landmark 1971 solo album, "Imagine."

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 7 in New York City.

The USPS Music Icons series includes several legendary American singers, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Forever Elvis Presley.