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 - Caribou - US - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.25, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2021 15:49)on September 20, 2021 at 11:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Caribou (1974 US 10-track MCA label vinyl LP, includes The Bitch Is Back, picture sleeve with photo / lyric inner. The sleeve has some minor edgewear and the vinyl looks seldom played MCA-2116)
- Elton John - Sleeping With The Past - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.70, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2021 16:45)on September 20, 2021 at 11:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Sleeping With The Past (1989 UK 10-track LP including Sacrifice & Healing Hands, dedicated to lyricist & long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin, complete with illustrated lyric inner & picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is near mint)
- Elton John - Caribou - Blue Vinyl - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 09:49)on September 20, 2021 at 11:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Caribou (Limited 1974 UK 10-track LP pressed on Dark Blue Speckled Vinyl [visible only when held to a light source], including the classic hits Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me and Complete with the [seam split] illustrated lyric inner which is showing some shelfwear to the edges, both the fully laminated picture sleeve and vinyl remain in EX condition DJLPH439)
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 1st - Red - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $41.10, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 09:58)on September 20, 2021 at 11:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973 UK 17-track double LP pressed on Red Vinyl [only visible when held up to a strong light source], tri-fold picture sleeve with lyrics across the inner spread [later issueswere standard gatefold]. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play DJLPD1001)
- Elton John - Elton John - 2nd Issue - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 10:14)on September 20, 2021 at 11:16 pm
ELTON JOHN Elton John (Later 70s UK second issue of the 1970 10-track LP on a black & yellow DJM label, complete with original lyric inner, smooth gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light wear and still has its vintage price sticker inplace, whilst the vinyl has little sign of play DJM22087)