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Postal Service to Issue Miles Davis Stamp

New series is a collaboration with France's La Poste, also features Edith Piaf

January 25, 2012 3:49 PM ET
United States Postal Service honoring Miles Davis
United States Postal Service honoring Miles Davis
Courtesy of United States Postal Service

More than 20 years after his death, jazz legend Miles Davis is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with his very own stamp.

This year, the Kind of Blue trumpeter will be immortalized in a collection of musically-themed stamps that will also honor the singer Edith Piaf, according to The Telegraph. They will be released in partnership with the French postal service, La Poste.

"This is a fitting honor," said Lee Barham, chairman of the steering committee for the Miles Davis Jazz Celebration. "Before Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, there was Miles Davis."

Davis, one of the most innovative figures in bebop and jazz fusion, died in 1991 at age 65. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

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