U.S. Postal Service has commissioned the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp in honor of the rock legend and his influence on American culture.
The stamp, which went on sale today (March 13), features an illustration of the musician playing a guitar.
“Combining influences from rock, modern jazz, soul and the blues with his own innovations, Jimi Hendrix helped found three new genres of music — heavy metal, jazz fusion and funk — and in doing so, left behind an indelible mark on pop music and popular culture generally,” said Joseph Corbett, chief financial officer and executive vice president of U.S. Postal Service, in a statement released Thursday.