March 14th, 2014 12:29 EST
Rock Immortal Jimi Hendrix To Be Honored With Forever Stamp: Video
"The new stamp is part of the USPS Music Icons series. Johnny Cash and Ray Charles are among those who have also been honored.
The release of the stamp coincides with the US premiere of John Ridley`s film, Jimi: All is by My Side. The film premiered at SXSW on Wednesday night, and stars Outkast`s Andre 3000."
It`s quite fitting that rock immortal Jimi Hendrix is being honored on a Forever stamp.
Hendrix`s career spanned only a handful of years, but he is universally regarded as the most influential guitarist of the rock era, and one of the most celebrated, admired and influential musicians of the 20th century.
I know I sound like an old fart, but I hope that the concurrent release of the Jimi Hendrix stamp and the Jimi Hendrix movie will expose young people to a real musician.
Hendrix had more talent in his guitar picking thumb than the likes of Justin Bieber has in his entire body. Expand your mind; check out his video on YouTube!
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2014/03/13/Jimi-Hendrix-honored-on-new-USPS-stamp/9341394743833/#ixzz2vwz1t3M8