Legendary Singer is Second Inductee into Multi-Year Music Icons Series
NASHVILLE, Tenn. , June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — John Carter Cash, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Roys, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis and other entertainers paid tribute to Johnny Cash as he was inducted today into the Postal Service’s Music Icons Forever stamp series at the Grand Ole Opry Ryman Auditorium.
“With his gravelly baritone and spare percussive guitar, Johnny Cash had a distinctive musical sound — a blend of country, rock ‘n’ roll and folk — that he used to explore issues that many other popular musicians of his generation wouldn’t touch,” said U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors member Dennis Toner. “His songs tackled sin and redemption, good and evil, selfishness, loneliness, temptation, love, loss and death. And Johnny explored these themes with a stark realism that was very different from other popular music of that time.”
“It is an amazing blessing that my father, Johnny Cash be honored with this stamp. Dad was a hardworking man, a man of dignity. As much as anything else he was a proud American, always supporting his family, fans and country. I can think of no better way to pay due respect to his legacy than through the release of this stamp,” said singer-songwriter, producer John Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s son.
“My family is thrilled that my father will grace a Postal Service Forever Stamp, a great honor for any American, and an honor that would have particularly delighted him. It is a joy to know that generations will use this stamp, and my father will forever be where he loved to be: traveling the world,” added singer-songwriter and author Rosanne Cash, the music icon’s eldest daughter.
Customers may purchase the Johnny Cash Forever stamp at usps.com/stamps , at 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide. The Music Icons series, launched May 15, 2013, with the Lydia Mendoza Forever stamp, also will honor Ray Charles with a Forever stamp later this fall. The series will continue for the next several years with inductees being announced at a later date.
The stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez for Columbia Records (now part of Sony Music Entertainment) during a photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963). The reverse side of the pane includes a larger version of the photograph featured on the stamp. Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, served as art director and designer of the stamp. Breeding chose a photograph taken during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963). Breeding designed the square stamp pane to resemble the appearance of a 45 rpm record sleeve.
The Man in Black
Johnny Cash (1932–2003) was a music visionary best remembered internationally as a country music artist, though his influence can be felt in many genres — from rock and folk to blues and gospel.
Born into a poor farming family, grew up in rural Arkansas, a region that struggled under the weight of the Depression and natural disasters. The culture of that era remained with him throughout his life. Three touchstones left an especially rich legacy — the Bible, gospel and country music. Cash began to find his own voice among them after leaving home in 1950 to serve in the U.S. Air Force.
Stationed in Germany, half a world away from everyone and everything he knew, Cash turned to music for solace. During breaks he pulled out his guitar and began to write his own songs. What emerged was a voice unlike any heard before: deep, quavering, and inflected with the legacy of a hardscrabble beginning.
“Folsom Prison Blues” was one of the first songs Cash recorded after returning home from military service in 1954. He landed a job as a salesman in Memphis,TN, but dreams of making music loomed large. In early 1955, he visited Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis, the same studio where Elvis Presley had just recorded his first singles. Although Cash and his friends — Luther Perkins on electric guitar and Marshall Grant on bass — had limited musical ability, the boom-chicka-boom sound of their music proved infectious. They recorded several songs at those first sessions, including “Cry, Cry, Cry.” Released as a single in June 1955, “Cry, Cry, Cry” rode the country chart for a few days in November 1955, while “Folsom Prison Blues” cracked the country music top ten in 1956.
Cash’s 1956 debut on the “Grand Ole Opry,” the long-running radio show broadcast out of Nashville, TN, helped broaden his audience. He performed “I Walk the Line,” an iconic song about fidelity in the face of grand temptations that became his first number one country hit. He returned to the program many times in the 1950s and also began to make television appearances. By the mid-1960s, Cash had performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and become one of the top names in country music.
Cash found inspiration for his music in the nation’s history, in the stories of outlaws and laborers, and in his own life experience. His songs about Depression-era America, especially the rural landscape of his childhood, made him unique among the popular artists of the day. Themes of redemption, loneliness, love, loss, and death colored his music with a gritty realism that differed markedly from other socially conscious popular music.
In 1977, Cash was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and three years later, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1992, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1996, he received the Kennedy Center Honors. Three years later, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. President George W. Bush presented him with the 2001 National Medal of Arts for lifetime achievement.
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase stamps at a local Post Office, The Postal Store at usps.com/stamps, or by calling 800-STAMP-24. Customers should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others and place them in larger envelopes addressed to:
Johnny Cash Stamp
Nashville, TN 37202-9998
After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. While the first 50 postmarks are free, there is a 5-cent charge per postmark beyond that. All orders must be postmarked by Aug. 5, 2013.
The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog, online at usps.com/stamps or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:
United States Postal Service Catalog Request
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014
There are 10 philatelic products available for this stamp:
- 579406 Press Sheet with Die Cuts, $58.88 (print quantity of 2,500).
- 579408 Press Sheet without Die Cuts, $58.88 (print quantity of 2,500).
- 579410 Keepsake (Pane and Digital Color Postmark), $9.
- 579416 First-Day Cover, 90 cents.
- 579418 First-Day Cover (Full Pane), $9.86.
- 579419 First-Day Cancelled (Full Pane), $9.86.
- 579421, Digital Color Postmark, $1.61.
- 579430, Ceremony Program, $6.95.
- 579424, Framed Art, $39.95.
- 579425, Poster, $9.95.
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The only 2-CD collection to date to span his entire career, 36 tracks from Hey Porter to his collaboration with U2, The Wanderer . And in between? I Walk the Line; Get Rhythm; Ballad of a Teenage Queen; Big River; Ring of Fire; Guess Things Happen That Way; I Still Miss Someone; Don't Take Your Guns to Town; Daddy Sang Bass; A Boy Named Sue; It Ain't Me, Babe and Jackson with June Carter Cash, and more.
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Gruen’s Iconic Lennon Image – Celebrating Photography in the art Medium
Download Free Wallpaper of John Lennon, Statue of Liberty Artwork for your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Apple products and computers http://bitly.com/LennonLiberty
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bob Gruen, an American photographer known for his iconic shots of legendary rock ‘n’ rollers, unveils his John Lennon “Peace & Freedom” Suite for collectors internationally. This museum quality artwork, released in partnership with Depiction Art, is a 30 X 40 silk screen in archival colors on Coventry 320 gram paper and available in four distinct versions, titled Yellow Afternoon , Blue Morning , Sunset and Fireworks Nite . Each piece in the collection is a strictly limited edition of ONLY 210 museum quality works, hand numbered and hand signed by the artist, and comes with a certificate of authenticity, ensuring the quality and collectable nature of each piece. Each artwork retails for $1500. Share the Free Peace & Freedom wallpaper with your family and friends http://bitly.com/LennonLiberty .
The quality and integrity of Bob’s photographic work has gained him the ultimate reputation as “Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Legendary Portrait Artist” and for this suite Gruen has worked with a production team that is well known for creating Pop Art with Warhol and Robert Indiana. New York’s Museum of Art [MoMA] installed a 20′ collage of Gruen’s work with Lennon as a central character and that honor was justified when Bob’s piece became a museum favorite. ROCK SEEN [Abrams Books 2011], spans Gruen’s remarkable 40 year career with striking portraits of music legends from Cab Calloway and Chuck Berry to The Boss and Madonna, from the Rolling Stones, Lennon, Dylan and Led Zeppelin to Bob Marley and Ozzy Osborne. What’s significant is not simply that he is the single-most important photographer of record to document the Punk, Proto-Punk and New Wave scenes of America and England, but that this seminal body of work reflects a profound commitment and long-standing personal friendship with the artists and personalities who shaped and defined the music of that remarkable era, and how these great artists have actually worked with Gruen to make him rock’s ultimate insider and incomparable documentary portrait artist www.depictionart.com.
In 1972, Gruen met John Lennon and Yoko Ono at a benefit concert, and later dropped some prints at their nearby apartment. This began a close friendship between Bob Gruen, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono. Throughout the 1970′s Gruen worked as their personal photographer, documenting concerts and press conferences, as well as capturing serene moments between John and Yoko, and the first images of their son, Sean Lennon. “Peace & Freedom” is a special moment in both rock and cultural history, where music, message and Lennon are united. The portrait was originally conceived by Gruen to help aid his friend John Lennon in his battle against deportation for incidental marijuana use. “I felt John stood for Peace,” Gruen has said of the portrait’s inspiration, “and that The Statue of Liberty stood for Freedom. More and more, I see the two ideas – Peace and Freedom – as something the world needs, and these two icons, John and Liberty, say it better than words could.”
About Depiction Art
Depiction Art is a division of J&R Adventures an entertainment and marketing company specializing in concerts, record distribution, merchandise and fine art distribution. www.depictionart.com.
Depiction Art is the vision of the founders of J&R Adventures Joe Bonamassa and Roy Weisman paying homage to iconic photographic images. Weisman says “the coolest photos are those photos that look like art and Depiction Art’s concept is to translate iconic photographs utilizing unique printing treatments onto art medium like canvas and Fine Art Paper.”
Blues rock titan Joe Bonamassa has shocked the music industry performing to sold out shows at the Royal Albert Hall featuring Eric Clapton, selling two nights out at New York’s legendary Beacon theater and shows being proclaimed as the Guitar Event of the Year. www.jbonamassa.com
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Eagle Rock Entertainment Presents The Rolling Stones Caught Live at the Top of Their Game “Some Girls Live In Texas 1978″
Live Concert Out On DVD and Blu-ray November 21
NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing their partnership with the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world, Eagle Rock Entertainment have announced the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Rolling Stones Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 . Available for the first time ever on November 21 , Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 features Mick Jagger , Keith Richards , Charlie Watts , Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman live in concert during the 1978 US tour which followed the release of their groundbreaking album Some Girls. [Pre-book order date October 28, MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $19.98 for Blu-ray, and TBA for DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD].
Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 comes hot on the heels of the huge success of 2010′s Stones in Exile and Ladies & Gentlemen and marks the next stage in the Eagle Vision / Rolling Stones enterprise. Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 will be available on four different formats: DVD, Blu-ray, plus special edition DVD + CD and Blu-ray + CD digipack presentations including a reproduction tour program. Bonus features on all formats will include a new interview with Mick Jagger . Worldwide theatrical distribution deals including the US (in October 2011) will be announced soon.
Capturing The Rolling Stones at their live best, and fully restored to the highest level of picture and sound quality, Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 was filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Forth Worth, Texas on July 18, 1978 on what many fans consider to be one of the band’s greatest tours. This was due to the band’s ‘back to basics’ approach both musically and visually, as the shows were stripped back compared to previous tours, harnessing the new punk rock attitude of the late 70s.
Showcasing many songs from the Some Girls album, celebrated for being the Rolling Stones’ most direct and diverse collection of music, and which by the time the band arrived in Texas, had gone to the top of the US charts, this concert demonstrates the sheer force and raw energy of The Rolling Stones live on stage.
Some Girls songs like “ Miss You,” “Respectable,” “Beast Of Burden,” “When The Whip Comes Down,” and “Shattered,” weave into a set list which also includes “All Down The Line,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Tumbling Dice,” ”Jumpin’ Jack Flash ,” “Happy,” and “Brown Sugar.”
Originally shot on 16mm film, the concert footage has been carefully restored with the sound remixed and remastered by Bob Clearmountain from the original multi track tapes.
“Eagle is delighted to once again be working with the Rolling Stones on another landmark release highlighting an outstanding performance from the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.”
- Lindsay Brown, Managing Director Operations & International, Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd
The Rolling Stones – ‘Some Girls Live in Texas 1978′ is released November 21 on Eagle Vision
- Let It Rock
- All Down The Line
- Honky Tonk Women
- Star Star
- When The Whip Comes Down
- Beast Of Burden
- Miss You
- Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- Far Away Eyes
- Love In Vain
- Tumbling Dice
- Sweet Little Sixteen
- Brown Sugar
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash
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