ERIC CLAPTON FOR CROSSROADS

Eric Clapton for Crossroads

March 9: This Day in Music

In 2011 – Eric Clapton puts several personal items up for auction. Proceeds benefit Crossroads, a treatment center that Clapton established in Antigua. Items included a 2005 Fender amplifier and a 1948 Gibson guitar. The auction also featured several gold records belonging to Clapton.

This is the third fund-raising auction that Clapton held for Crossroads. In 2004, he raised $7.4 million for the treatment center, and a 1999 auction brought in another $5.1 million.

In 2004 – Tom Jones was banned from wearing tight leather pants by his own son and manager Mark Jones. His son said it was time to “dress his age” as he was in danger of becoming a laughing stock at 63.

And in 1981 – Robert Plant played a secret gig at Keele University, England with his new band The Honeydrippers.

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