Coldplay - Did You Know?

Coldplay - Did You Know?August 23, 2018

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about British rock band, Coldplay.




Coldplay are a British rock band that was formed in 1996 by Chris Martin (lead singer, piano) and Jonny Buckland (guitar). The band members of Coldplay met while they were going to University college in London.

Guy Berryman is from Scotland, while the rest of the band members are from England. Originally, they were called Pectoralz, but later decided to change their name to Coldplay in 1998. They are named after a British psychology book called "Child's Reflectios, Cold Play."

Coldplay have won 107 awards from 252 nominations throughout their music career, including 9 Brit Awards, 7 Grammy Awards, 7 MTV Europe Music Awards and 6 MTV Video Music Awards.

Coldplay have sold over 100 million records all over the world, which makes them one of the best-selling music artists in the world.

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The song "Clocks" by Coldplay is about love. The lyrics of the song are about being in a conflicted, but very intense relationship as precious time slips away.

Lead singer, Chris Martin, came up with the lyrics and the piano riff shortly before Coldplay released the album. The band did not have much time, and so they planned to work on the song "Clocks" for their next album.

A friend of Chris Martin heard the demo, and convinced the band members to do whatever was necessary to record the song for A Rush of Blood to the Head album, especially since the song deals with the importance of time.

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