Jimi Hendrix Gets His Own Postage Stamp
Cross another item off the list of honors the late, great Jimi Hendrix has yet to received. An image of the rock guitarist now graces a postage stamp.
Reports The Grio:
A new Forever stamp honoring Hendrix was released on Thursday as part of the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icons series. Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and Tejano musical pioneer Lydia Mendoza have also been honored in the stamp series.
“I am deeply touched and so are other members of the Hendrix family by the issuance of this stamp, and I wish to thank the United States Postal Service for bestowing one of our nation’s highest honors on my brother Jimi,” said sister Janie Hendrix in a statement. “While my brother has been cited many times as being among the most influential musicians of all time, the recognition implicit in his being portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp ranks as an unparalleled honor.”
Andre 3000 will be portraying Hendrix in an upcoming biopic titled All Is By My Side. However, while the Hendrix family is all good with the stamp, the aforementioned movie is unauthorized.
Check out an image of the stamp on the flip.