The Rolling Stones‘ 60th anniversary will be commemorated on January 20th with a set of eight new UK postage stamps from The Royal Mail. Forbes reported the stamps cover the band across the decades — starting with the Stones’ landmark show at London’s Hyde Park up through their 2019 concert at East Rutherford, New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
Previous artists saluted by The Royal Mail include both the Beatles and Paul McCartney, Elton John, Queen, Pink Floyd, and David Bowie.
David Gold, The Royal Mail’s director of public affairs & policy said in a statement: “Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of the Rolling Stones. They have created some of modern music’s most iconic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match.”
UNEARTHED ALTAMONT FOOTAGE
Over 25 minutes of the Rolling Stones‘ infamous December 6th, 1969 concert at Livermore, California’s Altamont Speedway has been preserved by the Library Of Congress.
The previously unseen silent footage from the day features Mick Jagger and Keith Richards side-stage watching opening act the Flying Burrito Brothers, along with clips from Santana, Jefferson Airplane, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — as well as the Stones ill-fated evening performance.
The Altamont concert is mainly remembered for the violence instigated by the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, whom the Stones had hired as security — and the murder of concert-goer Meredith Hunter by Hells Angel Alan Passaro. Passaro was later acquitted of the stabbing after claiming he acted in self-defense.
- The Rolling Stones‘ 60th anniversary will be commemorated on January 20th with a set of eight new UK postage stamps from The Royal Mail.
CHECK IT OUT: The Library Of Congress’ recently unearthed footage of Altamont: