John Lennon will be honored by the United States Postal Service in 2018 with a commemorative Forever stamp. The stamp will be released as part of the Music Icon series which has previously included Ray Charles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley, among others.
While Lennon was born in the U.K., he received his green card in 1976 and lived in New York City until the time of his death.
The Beatles were honored on a U.S. stamp in 1999 with a Yellow Submarine design, however the Lennon stamp will be “the first one to feature an actual likeness of one of the Beatles on a U.S. stamp,” according to Huffington Post.
The Washington Post initially revealed that John Lennon would be part of the U.S.P.S. Music Icons series in 2014. Other artists that appeared on that list that have yet to be featured on stamps include Jim Morrison, James Brown and Roy Orbison, among others.