- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Postal officials say an image of rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis Presley is being placed on a “forever” stamp as part of the U.S. Postal Service’s music icon series.

In a statement, Postmaster General Megan Brennan said Wednesday that the stamp will be issued in August. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 12 at Graceland, Presley’s longtime Memphis home.

The statement says the stamp image will be previewed at a later date. Other musicians who have been inducted into the Postal Service’s music icon series include Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

The Postal Service previously honored Presley on a stamp in 1993. Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.



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