Postal Service debuts Jimi Hendrix stamp

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Excuse me while I kiss this postage stamp.

The Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp is on sale as of yesterday at Post Offices around the country and online, celebrating the legendary rocker’s innovative style and influences of rock, R&B, modern jazz and blues music.

“Jimi Hendrix helped found three new genres of music — heavy metal, jazz fusion and funk — and in doing so, left behind an indelible mark on pop music and popular culture generally,” said Joseph Corbett, chief financial officer and executive vice president, U.S. Postal Service.

The stamp, which was designed to look like a 45 rpm record sleeve, features art that gives nod to Hendrix’s song lyrics. It is the first issue of the 2014 Music Icons series, which will also include a Janis Joplin stamp.  Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Lydia Mendoza are among the musical icons whom USPS has honored.

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