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 - Profile: Elton John - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - Promo - £295.00, $315.65, €330.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 07:36)on September 28, 2022 at 5:41 pm
ELTON JOHN Profile: Elton John (1981 UK BBC Transcription Services Radio Show double LP featuring music and interviews, plain die cut sleeve. These discs were effectively test pressings at Nimbus and have been played once at the most CN3758/S)
- Elton John - Ice On Fire - UK - vinyl LP - £8.00, $8.56, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 10:21)on September 28, 2022 at 5:41 pm
ELTON JOHN Ice On Fire (1985 UK 10-track LP, also featuring Roger Taylor and John Deacon from Queen and including the smash hit single Nikita, complete with lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with little sign of play HISPD26)
- Elton John - Elton John - Portugese - vinyl LP - £25.00, $26.75, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 09:45)on September 28, 2022 at 5:41 pm
ELTON JOHN Elton John (1980 Portuguese LP issue of Elton's classic 1970 10-track breakthrough album featuring Your Song, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve shows some light ringwear on the back & some edge scuffing, but thevinyl is superb & remains in excellent condition - a nice copy of this Portuguese rarity! MM-08.021)
- Elton John - Rock Of The Westies - Red - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.05, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 09:48)on September 28, 2022 at 5:41 pm
ELTON JOHN Rock Of The Westies (1975 UK picture label 9-track LP pressed on Red Vinyl, visible when held to a strong light source, complete with illustrated card inner & lyric insert, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play DJLPH464)
- Elton John - Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy - Complete - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $26.75, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 09:51)on September 28, 2022 at 5:41 pm
ELTON JOHN Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975 UK second issue 10-track LP on regular black vinyl with picture labels, including the single Someone Saved My Life Tonight. The gatefold picture sleeve has the catalogue number sticker onthe back with a light spot of corner paperloss on the front & otherwise remains Excellent, complete with the fold-out poster, 'scrapbook' & lyric booklet. The vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with barely any play DJH20500)