The U.S. Postal Service has launched the Ray Charles Forever stamp. Today would have been the singer-songwriter's 83rd birthday. Chaka Khan performed at the Los Angeles first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony.
The Ray Charles Forever Stamp features an image of Charles taken later in his career by photographer Yves Carrere. The photograph belongs to Mephisto Jazz. Art director Ethel Kessler worked on the stamp pane with designer Neal Ashby.
The stamp can be purchased online at usps.com