Royal Mail Marks 50 Years of Pink Floyd With Special Stamps

Pink Floyd stamps
Royal Mail will sell 10 stamps honoring legendary rock band Pink Floyd, beginning July 7. Royal Mail

The legendary British rock band Pink Floyd has been commemorated in the U.K. with a special set of stamps to mark its 50th anniversary.

On sale from July 7, 10 stamps will pay homage to the psychedelic group. Six will feature Pink Floyd’s album covers for The Piper At the Gates of Dawn (1967), Atom Heart Mother (1970), The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975),  Animals (1977) and The Endless River (2014). The other four stamps will feature photos of the band performing live.

“Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of Pink Floyd,” a statement from Royal Mail said. “From their blues-based psychedelic roots, the members of the outfit have created some of modern music’s most totemic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match.”

Pink Floyd Stamps full set These six album cover stamp are among those being released to mark Pink Floyd's 50th anniversary album. Royal Mail

Pink Floyd first formed in 1965 and was comprised of bassist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2008, and guitarist/vocalist Syd Barrett, who died in 2006. Guitarist David Gilmour joined in 1967, shortly before Barrett’s departure in 1968.

The band has sold 250 million records worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

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