Eric Clapton pauses after performing a song in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 16, 2006. The show was the first concert of the U.S. leg of his tour. (AP Photo/Andy King)
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Eric Clapton, center, performs in the Papp Laszlo Sportsarena in Budapest, Hungary, on July 18, 2006. Clapton's ex-wife, on whom the song "Layla" is based, is set to release a tell-all biography this fall that will detail the ups and downs of their relationship.
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Buddy Guy, center, stands with B.B. King, left, and Eric Clapton after performing during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 14, 2005.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Brian May of Queen, during a March 2005 reception she hosted at Buckingham Palace in London. The all-star gathering for major names in the music business was a royal tribute to Britain's music industry.
Eric Clapton is pictured standing next to his wife, Melia, displaying his Commander of the Order of the British Empire, which he received for services to music at Buckingham Palace in November 2004. He called the honor the "icing on the cake" of his career.
Eric Clapton holds a bouquet of flowers as he appears on stage along with Olivia Harrison, wife of former Beatle George Harrison, and movie director Jon Kamen before the start of the premiere showing of the movie "Concert for George" in Tokyo on Nov. 13, 2003. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahar)
Eric Clapton poses with his daughter Ruth before a performance in Birkdale school sports hall, Sheffield, England on March 18, 2003. Clapton performed at his daughter's school to raise money for music and computer equipment. Some of the proceeds were donated to a drug rehabilitation center in Antigua that Clapton, a former addict, has supported for several years. (Photo by Getty Images)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton, right, sings with guitarist Robbie Robertson, left, during induction ceremonies at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York on March 6, 2000. Robertson introduced Clapton. (Electronic Image; AFP PHOTO /AFP/Stan Honda)
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Eric Clapton poses with the six Grammys he won at the 35th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 1993. His song "Tears in Heaven" won both as record and song of the year, and his album "Unplugged" won as album of the year. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)