Australia Post Legends of Music: John Farnham

John Farnham pictured singing and holding a mic in his hand, circa 1987. There is an inset of a postage stamp in the bottom right corner which also has an image of Farnham on it.
Title:
Australia Post Legends of Music: John Farnham
NFSA ID:
1108140
Year:
2013
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John Farnham was featured by Australia Post in their Legends of Music postage stamp and maxi-card release of 2013, alongside other music industry icons – including Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, INXS and Cold Chisel.

This montage of Farnham (at left) shows him in performance and as he appeared on the commemorative stamp. In the former he is more recognisable and familiar, captured singing into a microphone with his trademark 1980s hairstyle.

The studio portrait chosen by Australia Post for the stamp is unremarkable. Apart from the musical notation behind his portrait, the stamp says little about his talents. It does, however, include 'AO' after his name in recognition of John Farnham becoming an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1996.

Source:
Australia Post