Friday, November 5, 2004

Clapton picks up British honor



Rock guitarist Eric Clapton set aside his "rebellious streak" to become a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE.

The 59-year-old singer-songwriter described the honor - conferred by Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, during a ceremony Wednesday at Buckingham Palace - as the "icing on the cake" of his career.

But Clapton conceded that he would have found it hard to accept the honor, with all its establishment connections, earlier in his life.




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