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I heard this on the radio today. It seems Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Robert Plant were at a Royal Reception and met the Queen. When she meets Clapton she asks.." and have you been playing long?"!! :: Clapton laughed and said "just a while". Forty five years! :doh:

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I read about this in a newspaper. Jimmy Page was there too!! The article in the newspaper also said that when the Queen met Phil Collins she told him she was familiar with his work (but Phil later said he's not so sure she's a fan :laughing:).

But seriously, the Queen must be pushing 80. My grandfather is 80 and he doesn't know who Eric Clapton is either!!! :laughing:

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I saw that on TV too... I don´t believe it... must be a joke... and if it isn´t she should be fired due to her ignorance... she´s getting a real good pay!!!! Katie, I´m sure your father isn´t that rich and isn´t neither the boss of the Commonwealth, so he´s not supposed to be aware of everything... :happybanana: :happybanana:

Anyway, the Queen is ALWAYS wrong, just remember what happens each time he forces a son, daughter or sister to marry who she believes is the right one... :doh:

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I saw that on TV too... I don´t believe it... must be a joke... and if it isn´t she should be fired due to her ignorance... she´s getting a real good pay!!!! Katie, I´m sure your father isn´t that rich and isn´t neither the boss of the Commonwealth, so he´s not supposed to be aware of everything... :happybanana: :happybanana:

Anyway, the Queen is ALWAYS wrong, just remember what happens each time he forces a son, daughter or sister to marry who she believes is the right one... :doh:

LOL edna, my father is only 55 years old so he is more familiar with the work of Eric Clapton as opposed to my 80 year old grandfather!!! :laughing:

But I like the Queen. I think she is a tough old bird, and I respect her. She may not know who Eric Clapton is, but that doesn't make her wrong. I don't envy her though. I am glad that I was never born into the Royal Family!!!

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LOL edna, my father is only 55 years old so he is more familiar with the work of Eric Clapton as opposed to my 80 year old grandfather!!! :laughing:

Oh, sorry, I thought you were talking bout your father! Yeah, if he´s 55 he surely loves rock and roll... :thumbsup:

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spheres of influence have different orbits.

the queen honors her subjects with audience, her subjects honor the queen with indulgence.

she may be advanced and daft, but she is the queen.

god save the queen....

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God save the queen her fascist regime

it made you a moron a potential H bomb !

God save the queen she ain't no human being

there is no future in England's dreaming

Don't be told what you want don't be told what you need

there's no future no future no future for you

God save the queen we mean it man

we love our queen god saves

God save the queen cos tourists are money

and our figurehead is not what she seems

Oh god save history god save your mad parade

Oh lord god have mercy all crimes are paid

When there's no future how can there be sin

we're the flowers in the dustbin

we're the poison in your human machine

we're the future your future

God save the queen we mean it man

we love our queen god saves

God save the queen we mean it man

there is no future in England's dreaming

No future for you No future for me

No future no future for you

Sex Pistols :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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I don't think there's any reason the Queen should necessarily know how long Eric Clapton has been around. It's not exactly her priority to follow music IMO, only if it's one of her personal interests.

I don't really pay alot of attention to the Royals or what they do, but I am reasonably patriotic when it comes to our National Anthem. I like seeing many of the traditions the UK has, especially when it comes to ones like below:

Searching the Houses of Parliament.

Before every State Opening of Parliament, the Yeomen of the Guard search the cellars beneath the Palace of Westminster by the light of old candle-lanterns. This precaution has been undertaken every year since 1605, when the "Gunpowder Conspirators" attempted to blow up parliament on the day of the State Opening.

The State Opening of Parliament.

Dating back to Medieval London, this ceremony marks the beginning of the new parliamentary year and features peers and bishops in traditional robes and a royal procession involving the State Coach. It occurs when Parliament reassembles after a general election, and annually in November. The Queen travels from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament in a gold carriage. Once the Queen arrives at Parliament the union flag is lowered and replaced by the royal standard. The Queen, wearing her crown and ceremonial robes then processes through the Royal Gallery to take her place on the throne in the House of Lords, from where she send her messenger (Black Rod) to summon the MPs. When he arrives at the House of Commons, the door is slammed in his face, symbolizing the right of the Commons to freedom from interference. He must then knock three times to gain entry and deliver his summons. The Queen sits on a throne in the House of Lords and reads the "Queen's Speech". It is tradition for the monarch to open parliament in person, and The Queen has performed the ceremony in every year of her reign except for 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant with princes Andrew and Edward respectively.

Ceremony of the Keys.

One of London?s most timeless ceremonies, dating back 700 years is the ceremony of the keys which takes place at the Tower of London. At 21:53 each night the Chief Yeoman Warder of the Tower, dressed in Tudor uniform, sets off to meet the Escort of the Key dressed in the well-known Beefeater uniform. Together they tour the various gates ceremonially locking them, on returning to the Bloody Tower archway they are challenged by a sentry.

"Who goes there?"

"The Keys." answers The Chief Warder

"Whose Keys?" the sentry demands.

"Queen Elizabeth's Keys."

"Pass Queen Elizabeth's Keys. All's well."

A trumpeter then sounds the Last Post before the keys are secured in the Queen?s House.

Changing Of The Guard

Outside Buckingham Palace, you can see guardsmen dressed in the bright red uniforms and bearskin hats. These guardsmen protect the Queen. Every day a new guard of thirty guardsmen marches to the palace and takes the place of the "old guard". This is known as the Changing of the Guards ceremony and it dates back to 1660.

The Changing of the Guard takes place at every day, including Sunday, at 11.30 from 3rd April until 3rd August, and every other day at 11.30 am from 3rd August until 3rd April.

Maundy Money.

Maundy Thursday is the day before Good Friday, at Easter. On that day the Queen gives Maundy money to a group of old people. This tradition is over 1,000 years old. At one time the king or queen washed the feet of poor, old people on Maundy Thursday, but that stopped in 1754.

Swan Upping.

On the River Thames there are hundred´s of swans and a lot of these beautiful white birds belong, traditionally, to the king of queen. In July, the Queen´s swan keeper sails up the River Thames, from London Bridge to Henley. He looks at all the young swans and marks the royal ones.

The Queen's Telegram

This fairly new custom assures aspiring centenarians that they will receive a birthday telegram from the queen on their one-hundredth birthday.On his or her one hundreth birthday, a British person gets a telegram from the Queen.

The Birthday Honours list and the New Year Honours list:

Twice a year at Buckingham Palace, the Queen gives titles or 'honours', once in January and once in June.

Honours received include:

C.B.E. - Companion of the British Empire

O.B.E. - Order of the British Empire

M.B.E. - Member of the British Empire

These honours began in the nineteenth century, because then Britain had an empire.

Knighthood - a knight has "Sir" before his name. A new knight kneels in front of the Queen. She touches first his right shoulder, then his left shoulder with a sword. Then she says "Arise, Sir...and his first name, and the knight stands.

Peerage - a peer is a lord. Peers sit in the House of Lords, which is one part of the Houses of Parliament. The other part is the House of Commons.

Dame/Baroness - these are two of the highest honours for a woman.

Ok so I went a little off topic there... :)

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Bill Clinton surely does, in any case. But I don´t know if Monsieur Chirac (French president) knows who he is... but he knows any french pop singer.

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I bet W. knows who Eric Clapton is.

Wow...maybe we should tell the Queen she should aspire to be like Bush with his knowledge of musical matters rather than presidential matters...

I don't think so....no offence like....

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Im pretty sure tony blair would know himm too, wasnt he in a rock band when he was at uni?

You're right Rachel, he was the lead singer and guitarist in a band called Ugly Rumours....

I'm sure the band name will fit him well someday!

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I bet W. knows who Eric Clapton is.

Hell, yeah, he knows Eric and his music quite intimately.

MUSICAL INTERLUDE:

If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out.

Cocaine.

If you wanna get down, down on the ground.

Cocaine.

[Chorus:]

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie;

Cocaine.

If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues.

Cocaine.

When your day is done and you wanna run.

Cocaine.

[Chorus]

If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on.

Cocaine.

Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back.

Cocaine.

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Hell, yeah, he knows Eric and his music quite intimately.

MUSICAL INTERLUDE:

If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out.

Cocaine.

If you wanna get down, down on the ground.

Cocaine.

[Chorus:]

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie;

Cocaine.

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

And I´d love to see the film of their pillow fights!!!!

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