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 - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 1st - Trans - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.60, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2022 10:12)on May 28, 2022 at 12:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973 UK 7" single pressed on Translucent Vinyl with intact four prong centre, also includes Screw You, DJM company die-cut paper sleeve DJS.285)
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 1st - Speckled Red - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2022 12:37)on May 28, 2022 at 12:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973 UK 17-track double LP pressed on tinted & speckled red vinyl[only visible when held up to a strong light source], housed in a tri-fold picture sleeve with lyrics across the inner spread [later issues were standard gatefold]. The sleeve shows minimal wear, with minor age discoloration and the vinyl shows the odd faint hairline or surface scuff but appears seldom played DJLPD1001)
- Elton John - Duets - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £95.00, $119.70, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2022 15:01)on May 28, 2022 at 12:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Duets (Rare 1993 UK limited edition 16-track vinyl 2-LP set, featuring K.D. Lang, Kiki Dee, George Michael, Little Richard, Gladys Knight, Leonard Cohen and more, housed in a single pocket picture sleeve with illustrated/credits inners. The sleeve shows only a little light storage wear and the vinyl has just a couple of light cosmetic surface marks. A really nice example of this hard to find 90s vinyl pressing)
- Elton John - Greatest Hits + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 22-May-2022 10:16)on May 28, 2022 at 12:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits (Early 80s UK yellow label issue of the 1974 10-track LP compilation, including Your Song, Rocket Man, Candle In The Wind, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road & other classics. Complete with the illustrated credits inner, the picture sleeve shows some edge scuffing & has a faint 'Sample - Not For Sale' stamp on the front. The vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play DJH20442)
- Elton John - Caribou - Translucent Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $44.10, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2022 12:01)on May 28, 2022 at 12:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Caribou (Limited 1974 UK 10-track LP pressed on Translucent Vinyl (visible when held to a light source), with 'Return Of Hercules' & 'Rays' messages in the run-outs, complete with illustrated lyricinner, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played DJLPH439)