U.S. POST OFFICE ISSUES STAMPS IN HONOR OF MUSIC GREATS

Lydia Mendoza stamp

In case you hadn’t noticed, Elvis is not the only music icon to grace the stamps the U.S. Post Office has put out. Others include Johnny Cash, Carmen Miranda, and many, many more. Latest issues honor Ray Charles and Latin singer/entertainer Lydia Mendoza. The next time you buy stamps, ask for the latest musician issue. Promote music the easy way by putting musicians on your mail! These short bios can be found on a sheet of their stamps:

Johnny Cash (1932-2003), known to many simply as “The Man in Black”, sang of love, loss, hardship and faith telling the story of the nation one person at a time. Best remembered internationally as a country music artist with an unmistakable bass-baritone voice, Cash also influenced folk, gospel, rock, and other genres. His many hits include “I Walk the Line” and Folsom Prison Blues. © ®

Ray Charles (1930-2004) was a musician beyond category. This extraordinary singer-pianist, blind since childhood, blended blues, gospel, country, jazz, and soul music in a unique and highly influential pop music style. His dozens of hits in a half-century career include “I’ve Got a Woman”, “Georgia on My Mind”, and “I Can’t Stop Loving You. © ®

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Lydia Mendoza (1916-2007) was one of the first and greatest stars of Tejano music. Known as La Alondra de la Frontera (The Lark of the Border), Mendoza performed the Spanish-language music of the Texas-Mexico borderlands and beyond. In a career that spanned seven decades, she recorded more than a thousand songs featuring her soaring voice and twelve-string guitar accompaniment. © ®

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