Date: 20th January
The Rolling Stones are revered as one of the greatest live acts of all time. In 2005 they were awarded by World Music Awards the accolade of greatest touring band of all time. They have sold an estimated 250m records and in the UK have eight no.1 singles and twelve no.1 albums.
Since the late 1960s, people have called The Rolling Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”. It was a phrase that began as a hyped-up onstage introduction but stuck, despite the Stones’ occasional protestations to the contrary. It is not hard to see why. Over the course of the past 60 years, their singles and albums have produced a string of evergreen rock classics, powered by some of the greatest guitar riffs ever written.
Stamps & Postmarks:
1st Class: London, UK July 1969
1st Class: East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA August 2019
1st Class: Rotterdam, Netherlands August 1995
1st Class: Tokyo, Japan March 1995
£1.70: New York City, USA July 1972
£1.70: Oslo, Norway May 2014
£1.70: Düsseldorf, Germany October 2017