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USPS announces Jimi Hendrix stamp

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The U.S. Postal Service is honoring legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix with a stamp.

Hendrix became the epitome of rock music in the 60's and 70's. He taught himself to play guitar at age 15 while listening to folks like B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Buddy Holly. Although he was unable to read or write music, he is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist of all time.

In his short four years in the international spotlight, he catapulted to super-stardom and managed to change the face of rock music, inventing new, previously unseen guitar-playing techniques and sounds.

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