Special stamps to honour musician David Bowie

A set of special stamps dedicated to musician David Bowie is set to be released in a Royal Mail first.

A set of special stamps dedicated to musician David Bowie is set to be released in a Royal Mail first.

 

The 10 stamps, including images of famous album covers Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane, will go on sale on March 14.

 

Six of the stamps will feature images of Bowie album covers: ‘Hunky Dory’, ‘Aladdin Sane’, “Heroes”, ‘Let’s Dance’, ‘Earthling’ and ‘Blackstar’.

 

The remaining four stamps will feature images of Bowie performing live on different tours: 1972’s The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1978’s The Stage Tour, 1983’s The Serious Moonlight Tour and 2004’s A Reality Tour.

 

Philip Parker of Royal Mail said: "For five decades David Bowie was at the forefront of contemporary culture, and has influenced successive generations of musicians, artists, designers and writers.

 

"Royal Mail's stamp issue celebrates this unique figure and some of his many celebrated personas."

 

Born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963.

 

.Earthling, 1997

 

Bowie passed away just over a year ago, on January 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of final album ‘Blackstar’.

 

Meanwhile, the late singer is set to be honoured at the Brit Awards next month.

 

The actor also recently celebrated what would have been Bowie‘s 70th birthday recently, with a special tribute concert at Brixton Academy which also featured the late singer’s old band, La Roux, Simon Le Bon and Def Leppard.

 

 

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