The U.S. Postal Service honors music legends every year by featuring them on limited-edition stamps. This year on what would been his 83rd birthday on Sept. 23, the Postal Service added soul singer Ray Charles to its “Music Icons Forever” stamp series.
According to news on MSN on Sept. 23, events took place in Atlanta and Los Angeles to celebrate Charles’ inclusion in the series.
R&B singer Ashanti and the Morehouse College Glee Club performed at the Atlanta school’s Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, and Chaka Khan headlined an event at the Grammy Museum.
The limited-edition of Ray Charles Forever Stamps are available in sheets of 16. Customers may purchase the stamps at usps.com/stamps, at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), at Post Offices nationwide, or at ebay.com/stamps.
You may also purchase Ray Charles Forever, a deluxe CD collection featuring the unreleased recording of "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and the exclusive bonus track, "I Didn't Know What Time it Was."
The "Father of Soul" was an Albany, Georgia native who died in 2004.