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Eric Clapton to be knighted..

Daking1959

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by the Queen?
Recently saw the Showtime doc..Life in 12 Bars.
I have a new appreciation for Clapton after watching this doc.
I noticed a couple of Bursts he used in the 60s..some with the PU covers off, and the guard off. The Beano Les Paul??
I saw Clapton shortly after the Grammys in 93.
A wonderful show..The audience sang Tears in Heaven to Clapton as he played by himself.
I would think that a KnightHood is a welcome honor..
The Brits do this right..
dk
 

Xpensive Wino

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A true friend of the crown. Dilly Dilly!




Eric Clapton has not yet been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. However, he has received two royal honours.

On 3 November 2004 in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, Eric Clapton was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE. It was conferred by the Princess Royal (Princess Anne). It had been announced in the 2004 New Year’s Honours List, by Queen Elizabeth II on 31 December 2003.

In 1994 the Queen made Eric Clapton an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in her New Year’s Honours List for “contribution to British Life.”

If honoured again, he would receive a knighthood. He would then be known as Sir Eric Clapton.

Royal honours in the United Kingdom are made within Orders of Knighthood, such as the Order of the Garter and the Order of the Bath. Up until the 19th Century, appointment to orders of chivalry was restricted to the aristocracy and high-ranking military. In 1917, George V created the Order of the British Empire. He realized the need for an honour that could be more widely awarded. At first, it was only given to British combatants, civilians and foreigners who assisted in the war effort (World War I). For the first time, women were included in a chivalric order. In 1918, civilian and military divisions were established within the Order to reward “services to the State”.

The only criterion to receive an award within the Order of the British Empire is “valuable service.” It is broadly defined. Civilian awards are routinely given for service to the arts (musicians, actors, painters, sports figures), public service (teachers, nurses, police officers), and for volunteer work with charitable organizations.

Those who have been awarded CBEs, OBEs, and MBEs have no title but can put the letters after their names.

Honours are announced twice a year – at New Year and in June (the Queen’s Birthday) – with approximately 1,500 awards being issued at each. The majority falls within the Order of the British Empire. About 15% are at the highest levels (CBE and above). The Queen confers honours on the advice of the Prime Minister, so recommendations must be sent to the Prime Minister’s Office. The recipients are then selected by committees of civil servants from nominations made by the public and the government.


http://www.whereseric.com/the-vault/royal-honours/cbe-and-obe-royal-honours-bestowed-eric-clapton
 

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A commonly-repeated anecdote claims that the name is derived from an occasion when King James I of England, while being entertained at Hoghton Tower during his return from Scotland in 1617, was so impressed by the quality of his steak that he knighted the loin of beef, which was referred to thereafter as "Sir loin". There is no reliable evidence for this explanation, and scholars generally hold it to be a myth.<o:p></o:p>
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirloin_steak
 

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A commonly-repeated anecdote claims that the name is derived from an occasion when King James I of England, while being entertained at Hoghton Tower during his return from Scotland in 1617, was so impressed by the quality of his steak that he knighted the loin of beef, which was referred to thereafter as "Sir loin". There is no reliable evidence for this explanation, and scholars generally hold it to be a myth.<o:p></o:p>
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirloin_steak

Sounds plausible... :peace2

I'm guessing that "Sir Osis of the Liver" was given to an Irishman? :rofl
 

goldtop0

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Well yes it's an honour to be knighted and many entertainers have........and now a blues man:2cool
 

goldtop0

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Good point, recently there was Ringo and in the past Paul and Tom Jones, and then there was Elton and Mick Jagger..........quite a mix......lord knows it needs a little balancing here and there........I would hope he does.
 

Daking1959

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Recently saw a replay of the Queens Coronation in 1953..she has witnessed a lot.
Is it really up to her? or does a committee choose..I would think its a honor well deserved
Wino you have the floor..
 

moonweasel

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I heard that the Queen said his knighthood was on the condition that he revert to using Marshalls and Gibsons. :) :) :)
 

Cliff Gress

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Should the Queen abdicate for Charles? He's not getting younger!

And wasn't Ray Davies knighted recently?
 

Xpensive Wino

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Should the Queen abdicate for Charles? He's not getting younger!

And wasn't Ray Davies knighted recently?

No politics allowed. :spabout

As to your suggestion regarding Prince Charles, you may recall what happened to King Charles I.

Enough said.
 

digitaltone

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No politics allowed. :spabout

As to your suggestion regarding Prince Charles, you may recall what happened to King Charles I.

Enough said.

Just saying, Prince Charles would be King George VI if he were to ascend.

Also, if the Queen ever has to call her knights into battle, there are some seriously old musicians and actors that will probably get beat down pretty quick, but I ain't hitting EC or Mick Jagger. :D
 
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