Elton John gets special stamp of approval for musical contribution

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Sir Elton John is to feature on a new set of stamps in tribute to his contribution to music.

The singer-songwriter is only the second individual music artist to appear on a dedicated set of stamps, following on from David Bowie in 2017.

Eight of the stamps will feature images of some of his most popular album covers.

Honky Chateau (Royal Mail/PA)

Also commemorated will be Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy from 1975, which featured Someone Saved Me Life Tonight; Sleeping With The Past; The One, with its cover designed by Gianni Versace; Made In England and Songs From The West Coast.

The One (Royal Mail/PA)

They will include images from the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1973; Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1975; the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace in London in 2012; and from his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2018.

Playing at Dodger Stadium (Royal Mail/PA)

“Never did I think I’d appear on a stamp…! It’s wonderful, a great honour.”

Philip Parker, of Royal Mail, said: “Elton is one of the most successful British solo artists of all time. He has recorded some of the best-known songs in pop history such as Candle In The Wind and Rocket Man.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Royal Mail/PA)

The stamps and a range of collectable products are available now.

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