John Lennon 2018 USPS Forever Stamp

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John Lennon 2018 USPS Forever Stamp
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We are welcoming February 9th with our blog post on the upcoming John Lennon 2018 USPS Forever Stamp.  In 1964 The Beatles were first appearing in America on The Ed Sullivan Show on this day.

Paul McCartney inducts John Lennon into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

With the upcoming John Lennon 2018 USPS Forever Stamp, it is apropos to share this eight-minute video I came across from 1994.  “Paul McCartney inducts John Lennon into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 1994 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, when Lennon was honored as a solo artist.

At the beginning, Paul mentions he “has random memories in the form of a letter to John”. It is beginning at about the 4:30 mark that Paul recalls them appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Upcoming John Lennon 2018 USPS Forever Stamp Music Icons Series

From the USPS  Sneak Peek at Select 2018 Stamps, it includes “The newest stamp in the Music Icons series honors singer and songwriter John Lennon (1940–1980), a rock ’n’ roll hero successful both as a founding member of the Beatles and as a solo artist.”

There is a 33¢ stamp from 1999 U.S. #3188o The Beatles “Yellow Submarine” Celebrate the Century – 1960s.

It was therefore really interesting to come across this Rolling Stone article from 2014: “Going Postal: How Jimi Hendrix Got Stuck to a Postage Stamp. Plus, a look ahead at the Music Icons series, including the rumored, controversial John Lennon stamp.” 

“The musician’s non-American origins has made some stamp collectors question whether he should be a part of the series. McGowan says that his nationality is less important than his influence and that the stamp “could be a reality.” “We do try to focus on people who are American or things that are American, but we also focus on subjects and themes that truly changed American culture,” she says. “The Beatles and John Lennon had a huge impact on our country and culture.”

In conclusion, thank you for joining me today for upcoming John Lennon 2018 USPS Forever Stamp.

If you are new to my blog, here is the link to my blog post last year on Beatles Ed Sullivan February 9 & Postcard, and two years ago: Remembering The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show; it includes “The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand – Performed Live On The Ed Sullivan Show 2/9/64”.  I still remember watching them live on TV on The Ed Sullivan Show! Perhaps you have a similar memory which would be great to share recalling when letter writing! Today is Day 9 of #InCoWriMo 2018! 

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

YouTube Paul McCartney inducts John Lennon into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Posted by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Published on Nov 22, 2011. Image, excerpt.

“U.S. Postal Service Provides a Sneak Peek at Select 2018 Stamps”, December 12, 2017, Postal News, Media Contact Mark Saunders. @USPS @USPSStamps

Rolling Stone, Going Postal: How Jimi Hendrix Got Stuck to a Postage Stamp, By Kory Grow, 

Mystic Stamp Company US #3188o  1999  33c the Beatles, image

AnchoredScraps blog posts: #InCoWriMo2018 February Letter Writing 1-20-2018; Beatles Ed Sullivan February 9 & Postcard, 2-09-2017;  Remembering The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 2016; USPS Select 2018 Stamps include World War I Turning the Tide Forever Stamp 1-07-2018



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