A stamp bearing the likeness of Janis Joplin has been released as part of The United States Postal Service’s Music Icons series.

According to Linns Stamp News via Rolling Stone, the Joplin stamp will enter circulation in August.

A brief biographical description on the sheet of 16 stamps says: “Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was a groundbreaking singer whose powerful, bluesy voice propelled her to the pinnacle of rock stardom. An icon of the 1960s, she was known for her uninhibited and soulful performances. Joplin is now recognized as one of the greatest rock singers of all time, as well as a pioneer who paved the way for other women in rock music.”

The image was pictured in the Quarter 3 issue of the USPS USA Philatelic catalog for stamp collectors. The catalog reported only that the stamp would be issued in August, and did not include information about the city where the stamp will be issued.

The Janis Joplin stamp is the fifth in the Postal Service’s Music Icons series, following Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Tejano songstress Lydia Mendoza.

Pic credit: United States Postal Service


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