Bruce Cockburn is joining the ranks of Canada Post, not as a mail carrier, but as a stamp. Canada Post announced on Thursday that the music icon would be featured in the Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. Other stamps in the third instalment of the popular series feature Kate and Anna McGarrigle (together), Robbie Robertson and Ginette Reno. The four Canadian Recording Artists stamps will be issued on June 30.Cockburn\’s stamp features a monochromatic photo of the singer, along with his Order of Canada insignia on a red CD-shaped background, which highlights some of his best known song lyrics.
Cockburn was born in Ottawa in 1945. He has recorded 31 albums, won 13 Juno awards and in 1983 he received the Order of Canada. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2002.