Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Small Bit of Good News: There's a Johnny Cash Stamp

Johnny Cash joins Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, The Gershwin Brothers  and other American music titans in being honored with his own U.S. postage stamp.

I'm not sure of the release date, but it'll be at post offices everywhere later this year as a part of a new "American Icon" series.

From Beyond the Perf, a stamp collector site ("online extension of the USA Philatelic catalog" to be exact):

Resembling the appearance of a 45 rpm record sleeve, the square stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963). In the photo, Cash stares out at the viewer through a veil of shadow, his brooding expression fitting for an artist known to so many people simply as “the Man in Black.”

Let's celebrate with a great old song from the early '60s by JC himself

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