John Lennon honored with postage stamp

Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon, at the unveiling of the new John Lennon Commemorative Forever Stamp.

The United States Postal Service has honored singer-songwriter John Lennon as the latest addition to his Music Icons label series at the ceremony of the first day of broadcast in Central Park in New York City.

"I know that my father would have loved to have been accepted in this way, officially, in a seal, on what is official, I think," said the son of the late artist, Sean Lennon.

Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, revealed the seal with a photo of the former Beatle taken by photographer Bob Gruen.

Yoko Ono, fourth from the right, reveals the John Lennon Forever commemorative stamp.

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"I have enjoyed John so much, I am very lucky, I feel very, very fortunate, the biggest complaint I have is that he is not here, but he is somewhere in the sky," said Mrs. Ono.

The photo also appeared on the cover of his 1974 solo album, & # 39; Walls and Bridges & # 39 ;.

Lennon, an icon of rock and pop music, is recognized worldwide as a founding member of the Beatles and a successful soloist.

The Beatles still keep records of a series of hits launched from 1962 to 1970, including "All You Need is Love", which served as a hymn for Lennon's humanitarian efforts.

Lennon's latest studio album was released in 1980.

Lennon was admitted posthumously to the Composers Hall of Fame in 1987 and twice entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1994.

The English singer and composer was murdered on December 8, 1980. He was 40 years old.