Johnny Cash Forever Stamp... 1st in a series of Musical Icons... wonder who will follow?
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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:52:16 AM
I'm not a great fan.. but it's always interesting to see who'll they'll "honor."

Johnny Cash (1932–2003) is best remembered internationally as a country music artist, but we feel his influence just about everywhere—from rock and folk to blues and gospel. His stamp is being issued this year as part of the exciting new Music Icons stamp series.

Resembling the appearance of a 45 rpm record sleeve, the square stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963). In the photo, Cash stares out at the viewer through a veil of shadow, his brooding expression fitting for an artist known to so many people simply as “the Man in Black.”

Cash found inspiration for his music in the stories of outlaws and laborers, and in his own life experience. A child of the Depression, he grew up in rural Arkansas, and the culture of that time and place—especially the Bible and gospel and country music—remained with him all his life. Themes of redemption, loneliness, love, loss, and death colored his music with a gritty realism that differed markedly from other socially conscious popular music. “I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die,” he sings famously in “Folsom Prison Blues.”

By the 1960s, Cash had become one of the top names in country music, with a string of hits that included “Cry, Cry, Cry,” “I Walk the Line,” and the Grammy award-winning “A Boy Named Sue.” Though his popularity waned in the 1970s and 1980s, Cash made a remarkable resurgence in the 1990s, culminating in several more Grammy awards. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:55:13 AM
lol Now I can't get Ring of Fire out of my mind...

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:10:04 AM
Johnny Cash was a true artist. He bucked the country music system from the time he worked with Bob Dylan until he passed away working with NIN. I think he truly deserves to be in with a group of Musical Icons.

I am sure, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Eddie Vedder and many more musical artist will be included. Along with those not so deserving.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:10:23 AM
Didn't they already make an Elvis stamp like 10+ years ago? I swear I remember buying a sheet of them (yes, I used to be a giant nerd).

I saw a picture of the Johnny Cash stamp-looks awesome!



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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:22:55 AM
Elvis is already on a stamp.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:24:06 AM

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I'm not a country music fan, but I LOVE Johnny Cash! I'd like to see Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Bono, and Prince on the list.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:26:47 AM
Yes, the Elvis Stamp was already issued but I don't think it was in "The Forever" line of stamps.. The Forever stamps will carry the value of whatever a stamp costs at any given time.

I think the Elvis stamp was a .29 stamp

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:58:44 AM
I LOVE Johnny Cash! I'll definitely be looking for this stamp!

Sinatra would be a good choice, or Ella Fitzgerald. I think they've both already had stamps, but not Forever stamps. John Coltrane? Bob Dylan? Do you still have to be dead to be on a stamp?


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:10:26 PM
I'm thinkin Roy Orbison

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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:17:33 PM
I think they plan on issuing stamps in honor of "living" legends too..

would LOVE an Ella Fitzgerald, was not a fan of Dylan, but I can definitely see him making it.. Huge fan of Orbison here also.. he SHOULD make it all good choices..

Sinatra
Sammy Davis

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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:48:09 PM
Olivia Newton John. Bobby Vinton. Metallica.




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Whitney Houston?


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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:35:27 PM
Buddy Holly
Fats Domino
Frank Sinatra
Elvis
Bing Crosby
Louis Armstrong
Eartha (sp?) Kitt
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And many of the ones already listed by the PP



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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:45:36 PM
To give the women thier due my vote is for Patsy Cline, Ethel Merman, Karen Carpenter, Beverly Sills and Lena Horne.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:20:04 PM
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mmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhh. Interesting thought.....Certainly a legend of sorts! Oh, the memories you brought up!



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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:48:22 PM
Well they DID leave quite the impact on the music scene back in my day!! Should I break out my dance moves??



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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:49:56 PM
You can see some of the 2013 USPS new issues here (includes postage of different denominations):

http://www.stampnewsnow.com/uspsnewissues.html

Forgot to add:
I think the "Music Icons" series will only feature American artists (but not sure of this - it is my inclination to think this is so).

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:16:06 PM
If they haven't yet:

Hank Williams, Sr.

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