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 Bitch Is Back - French - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 27-Feb-2021 14:05)on February 27, 2021 at 10:03 pm
ELTON JOHN The Bitch Is Back (1974 French wide-centred 7" vinyl single, also including Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, within a unique matt picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a glimpse of ringwear on the back, whilst the vinyl remains excellent with only the lightest signs of play DJM17626)
- Elton John - Ice On Fire - UK - vinyl LP - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 16:30)on February 27, 2021 at 10:03 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 - Honky Chateau - 2nd - Red Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $68.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 14:47)on February 27, 2021 at 10:03 pm
ELTON JOHN Honky Chateau (Very scarce 1972 UK first issue 10-track LP pressed on Ruby Red Vinyl which is visible when held to a light source, textured gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve displays just a little evidence of shelfwear & the vinyl appears barely played DJLPH423)
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Tri-fold - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 15:00)on February 27, 2021 at 10:03 pm
ELTON JOHN Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Classic 1973 UK 18-track double LP on regular black vinyl, housed in the fabulous first issue tri-fold picture sleeve - later issues were standard gatefold. The sleeve has a little minor age wear with the oddbit of discolouration & the vinyl is Excellent & shows just light signs of play DJE29001)
- Elton John - Victim Of Love - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 16:07)on February 27, 2021 at 10:03 pm
ELTON JOHN Victim Of Love (1979 UK 7-track LP, housed in a glossy picture sleeve with pink & blue credits inner. The sleeve has light wear to the gloss with age yet the vinyl still looks barely played HISPD125)