The U.S. Postal Service
accepts nominations for subjects of postage stamps, but it must
be done at least 3 years in advance.
In 2009, Bobby Darin's #1 rendition of "Mack the Knife" was 50 years old. It hit
the charts in 1959 and stayed at the Number One position for 9 weeks, earning Bobby two Grammy
awards, Record of the Year
and Best New Artist of the
And so, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary
of "Mack the Knife" and to continue celebrating Bobby recently being awarded the
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, we are launching a letter-writing campaign to nominate him for
his own postage stamp!
If you would like to
write a letter on behalf of Bobby Darin becoming the subject of
a U.S. postage stamp, you can read more information about the process
Talking points for your letter might
include but not be limited to:
- Bobby Darin was an all-around entertainer,
being a talented singer, songwriter, actor, publisher, dancer
- Bobby Darin's rendition of "Mack
the Knife" stayed in the #1 position for 9 weeks in 1959
and is arguably the signature rendition of the song.
- He was an American rags-to-riches
- He sang and composed music in virtually
every musical genre.
- He was and is to this day respected by his fans and
peers, and even 36 years after his death, his songs remain well-loved
- And, most importantly, on January 31, 2010 Bobby Darin was
acknowledged by the GRAMMYS with a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.
For other ideas on what to include
in your letter about Bobby's achievements, click here
or explore the Bobby and Career
sections of the BobbyDarin.net/.com website.
Letters must be mailed in before December 31, 2013.
Send them to:
Citizens' Stamp Advisory
Stamp Development US Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St Rm 5013
Arlington, VA 22209-6432
Thank you for your participation!