from the NME.
Elton John honoured with new collection of Royal Mail stamps.
He’s only the second solo artist to be bestowed with the honour…
The music of Sir Elton John is to be celebrated with a new set of Royal Mail stamps.
The British music icon is only the second solo artist to be bestowed with the honour, following on from David Bowie in 2017.
Eight of the new Elton stamps feature images of his most popular album covers. Among the records are 1972 breakthough ‘Honky Chateau’ which featured ‘Rocket Man’.
Other albums honoured by the collection include ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ – known for hits such as ‘Bennie And The Jets’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’ and ‘Candle In The Wind’.
The rest of the albums featured on the stamps include ‘Caribou’, 1975’s ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy’, ‘Made In England’ and ‘Songs From The West Coast’.
Four other stamps, which are available in a miniature sheet, will celebrate Elton’s incendiary live performances.
They include images from the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1973, his now legendary show at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1975, the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace in London in 2012, and his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2018.
Elton said: “To say I was surprised when Royal Mail got in touch is an understatement. Never did I think I’d appear on a stamp…! It’s wonderful, a great honour.”
“Our stamps issued today showcase some of his most iconic albums, and celebrate his fantastic musical contribution.”
In July, Elton gave a thumbs up to the talent of Billie Eilish – hailing her as “one of the most talented young ladies I’ve ever heard”.
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- Elton John - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player - Portugese - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 02-Feb-2023 11:33)on February 2, 2023 at 11:55 am
ELTON JOHN Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (1980 Portuguese issue of the 1971 9-track LP manufactured by Movieplay Portuguesa, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light shelfwear & the vinyl has a few light surface scuffs - an excellent example MM-8015)
- Elton John - Gold Disc - Japanese - vinyl LP - £45.00, $55.35, €50.85 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 13:47)on February 2, 2023 at 11:55 am
ELTON JOHN Gold Disc (1978 Japanese only 14-track compilation LP, tri-fold illustrated Japanese/lyric insert, unique picture sleeve and obi-strip. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear with a few light scuffs, whilst the vinyl looks barely played 26AP1330)
- Elton John - Act Of War - UK - acetate - Promo - £195.00, $239.85, €220.35 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 10:57)on February 2, 2023 at 11:55 am
ELTON JOHN & MILLIE JACKSON Act Of War (Very rare 1985 UK Townhouse Studios single sided 7" metal based high grade methyl cellulose lacquer acetate with printed Phonogram 'A' label with handwritten artist, title and catalogue number details, housed in a fold-out proof picture sleeve with 'promotional copy' sticker on the front and stamped 'Alan Finch Promotions' on the label and white inner sleeve. This copy remains in superb near 'as new' condition with very few signs of its nearly thirty years in the wild EJS8) See 'More Info' for further details ...
- Elton John - Elton John's The Road To El Dorado - UK - CD-R acetate - Promo - £50.00, $61.50, €56.50 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 11:17)on February 2, 2023 at 11:55 am
ELTON JOHN Elton John's The Road To El Dorado (Scarce 2000 UK 14-track promotional-only Universal label CD-R, includes the duet with Randy Newman 'It's Got To Be A God', custom printed disc and title/tracklisting inlay with a 1-page press release sheet!)
- Elton John - Aida + Interview CD - Singapore - 2-CD album set - Promo - £39.99, $49.19, €45.19 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 11:20)on February 2, 2023 at 11:55 am
ELTON JOHN/VARIOUS Aida (Deleted 1999 German pressed 15-track CD paired up with exclusive 'In Conversation' documentary STARS2 promotional CD feat the performers talking about the making of an album, and interspersed with tracks from the musical. This set was packed exclusively like for sale in Singapore record stores only and the Aida is clearly marked as 'Not for sale in the EU' and only permitted for export at the time. Both discs remain sealed, new, unused)