David Bowie was a famous English singer, songwriter, and an actor. He was a popular figure for over five decades. And he was regarded as an innovator. He has sold estimated 140 million records worldwide. Which makes him one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
Unfortunately, Mr. Bowie died of liver cancer a year ago. But, Royal Mail has decided to honor him by printing a set of 10 tribute stamps.
Six of the stamps will feature images of album covers: ‘Heroes,’ ‘Alladin Sane,’ ‘Let’s Dance,’ ‘Hunky Dory,’ ‘Earthling,’ and ‘Blackstar.’ The four remaining stamps will show images of David Bowie performing live on following tours: 1972’s The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1978’s The Stage Tour, 1983’s The Serious Moonlight Tour and 2004’s A Reality Tour.
The stamps will be available for purchase on 14th of March, but if you are a fan. You can pre-order them now from the Royal Mail website.
David Bowie is the first solo music artist to be honored by Royal Mail in this way. The only other music artists to be honored in this way are the Beatles and Pink Floyd.
Mail’s stamp issue celebrates this unique figure
Royal Mail’s Philip Parker said in a statement: “For five decades David Bowie was at the forefront of contemporary culture, and has influenced successive generations of musicians, artists, designers and writers. The stamp issue celebrates this unique figure and some of his many celebrated personas.”
Earlier this month, a new EP of music was released to mark what would’ve been Bowie’s 70th birthday. The EP features tracks recorded for the musical ‘Lazarus.’ The songs recorded were Bowie’s final ever recordings, and they were recorded around the time of recording of the Bowie’s album ‘Blackstar.’
We appreciate the way in which the Royal Mail is paying their tribute to one of the most influential artists who has ever lived. We will be pre-ordering our stamps, and we will wait for them to arrive after the late singer gets honored at the Brit Awards next month.