Rock band Queen honoured by Royal Mail in a set of stamps

The legendary British rock band Queen is to feature on a series of UK postage stamps over the summer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. They become only the third band to be honoured by Royal Mail, following the Beatles in 2007 and Pink Floyd in 2016.

“What an honour. We must be really part of the furniture now!” drummer Roger Taylor said cited by Reuters. “Since we four precocious boys started out on our quest 50 years ago, our lives have been devoted to making our impossible dream come true,” Guitarist Brian May added. “Sometimes it’s strange to wake up and realise the position in which we are now held – we have become a national institution!”

The set of 13 stamps will be put on sale from 9 July. They will feature a posed studio shot of the group, plus four live images of each of May, Taylor, frontman Freddie Mercury and bassist John Deacon, and album covers of Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, News of the World, The Game, Greatest Hits, The Works, and Innuendo. Queen have sold more than 300 million records so far.

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