The United States Postal Service has announced that Marvin Gaye will be the next artist honored in their Music Icons series as apart of the Forever Stamp Collection. USPS took to Instagram to highlight Gaye’s contribution to the culture and how his legacy will live on through his music and now through the mail. Gaye’s stamp is set to be released on April 2nd.
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Dear Music Fans, We’re honoring the life, legend and sound of Marvin Gaye (1939 – 1984) with the newest stamp in our Music Icons series. Pictured here in front of Washington D.C.’s @howardtheatre, where he graced the stage, our stamp features a portrait of Gaye inspired by historic photographs. With hits like “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby,” Gaye helped shape the buoyant sound of the Motown record label in the 1960s. Released in 1971, his expansive masterwork, “What’s Going On,” is widely considered one of the greatest recordings in the history of American popular music. Gaye’s presence and unique sound will live on forever through his music and now through the mail. Send some soul by including the Marvin Gaye stamp on your envelopes, available for pre-order soon! #aCreativeDC #dcmusic #howardtheatre #igdc