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John Lennon Forever

USPS dedicates latest Music Icons stamp

People stand near John Lennon stamp poster
The ceremony’s participants gather near the stamp artwork. From left are Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon and Bob Gruen, whose photograph appears on the stamp.

John Lennon was hailed as one of the world’s most-renowned musicians at the Sept. 7 stamp dedication ceremony in his honor.

“It’s a privilege to commemorate the life of John Lennon — one of the most celebrated musicians and iconic personalities of the 20th century,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “The world was influenced by John Lennon’s music and his commitment to the ideals of peace and unity. We continue to be inspired by his memory.”

The stamp, the latest entry in the Music Icons series, honors Lennon, a founding member of the Beatles and a successful solo artist.

The dedication ceremony was held in New York City’s Central Park and also featured members of the Lennon family and admirers of his work.

The Music Icons: John Lennon Commemorative Forever stamp is available in panes of 16. Each stamp on the pane features a black-and-white photograph of Lennon that has been treated in gradations of color. Bob Gruen took the image featured on the stamps.

The stamp pane is designed to resemble a vintage 45-rpm record sleeve. One side of the pane includes the stamps and brief text about Lennon’s legacy, while the reverse features one of Peter Fordham’s black-and-white photographs of Lennon.

The stamp is available at Post Offices and

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