The king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley will now be seen on a “Forever Stamp,” becoming the sixth inductee into the U.S. Postal Service’s “Music Icon Series.” Music legends who are already part of the elite series include the first inductees Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, and last year’s additions Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
The stamp will be released in the First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony on Aug. 12 in Graceland, Memphis, as part of this year’s Elvis Week celebration. The stamp image will, however, be available to the customers at a later date, according to a statement from the Postal Service, citing Postmaster General Megan Brennan.
Currently, the Forever Stamps cost 49 cents, USA Today reported.
“Elvis is a natural addition to our Music Icon Series,” Brennan said in the statement, adding: “His life and talents are an incredible story. Spanning from his humble beginnings in a Tupelo, Mississippi, two-room house to becoming one of the most legendary performance artists of the 20th Century, Elvis Presley’s works continues to resonate with millions the world over.”