Rock musician Eric Clapton has been invited to perform in North Korea The government disapproves of rock music, but the son of President Kim Jong Il is reportedly a Clapton fan. Clapton has not yet accepted the invitation.
(Soundbite of song, "I Shot The Sheriff")
Mr. ERIC CLAPTON (Musician, singer): (singing) I shot the sheriff...
STEVEN INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
Now that the New York Philharmonic has made it to North Korea, the country is ready to rock. A diplomat confirms North Korea wants Eric Clapton next. The government disapproves of rock music, but the son of the dear leader, Kim Jong Il, is reportedly a Clapton fan. Clapton has not yet accepted the invitation.
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(Soundbite of song, "Cocaine")
Mr. CLAPTON: (singing) She don't like, she don't like, she don't like - cocaine.
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