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 - The Very Best Of Elton John - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £45.00, $63.45, €52.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2021 13:03)on May 18, 2021 at 9:33 am
ELTON JOHN The Very Best Of Elton John (1990 UK 26-track double compilation LP, complete with illustrated lyric innerr, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Elton John - Greatest Hits - Translucent Vinyl - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2021 12:17)on May 18, 2021 at 9:33 am
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits (1974 UK 10-track LP pressed on Translucent Vinyl, visible when held to the light, comprising a cross-section of Elton's classic songs, including Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Candle In The Wind, Your Song & more, complete with the illustrated credits inner. The picture sleeve has light edge wear whilst the vinyl has just the odd light scuff to indicate play DJLPH442)
- Elton John - Telltale Interview - UK - CD album - £9.99, $14.09, €11.59 (Back In Stock) (arrived 17-Apr-2021 14:28)on May 18, 2021 at 9:33 am
ELTON JOHN Telltale Interview (Circa 1996 UK interview PICTURE CD featuring a great 43-minute interview with Elton John & Bernie Taupin talking about life and their then latest album, 'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy'. Slimline jewel case with picture sleeve insert TELL08)
- Elton John - Greatest Hits Volume II - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-Apr-2021 15:38)on May 18, 2021 at 9:33 am
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits Volume II (1977 UK 10-track LP, the second installment of Elton's greatest hits, including classics like Benny & The Jets & The Bitch Is Back [with Dusty Springfield on backing vocals] along with versions of The Beatles'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, The Who's Pinball Wizard & the great duet with Kiki Dee, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve & vinyl are in excellent condition DJH20520)
- Elton John - Dear God - Double Pack - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Apr-2021 09:29)on May 18, 2021 at 9:33 am
ELTON JOHN Dear God (1980 UK 4-track injection moulded double vinyl 7" set, also includding Tactics, Steal Away Child and Love So Cold, housed in the laminated picture sleeve ELTON1)