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New stamps celebrate Sir Paul McCartney's 'immense legacy'

New stamps celebrate Sir Paul McCartney's 'immense legacy'

A set of stamps is being launched to honour Sir Paul McCartney and his "immense" legacy in the music world.

Royal Mail has revealed that the set of 12, created in collaboration with the singer/songwriter, will be on sale from 28 May.

David Gold of Royal Mail said: "Paul McCartney remains a vital figure at the centre of rock and pop, an artist whose legacy is immense, but whose work continues to generate popular attention and critical acclaim.

"This dedicated stamp issue is a fitting tribute to one of the UK's much loved and revered musical icons."

The main set of stamps features eight LPs which have defined the ex-Beatle's career.

Among them are his first solo album - McCartney - released in 1970, and his most recent number one album - McCartney III - which was recorded and released during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020.

A miniature sheet of four stamps features photographs of Sir Paul in the recording studio during his career.

Sir Paul is the most successful albums artist in UK official chart history, writing or co-writing 188 charted records in the UK, with 91 of those reaching the top 10, and 33 reaching number one.

He is one of only three artists to have featured in a dedicated stamp issue - the others were David Bowie and Sir Elton John.

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