On This Day

Coldplay in History

Events in Music

Album Release

2000-07-10 Coldplay release their debut album "Parachutes" (Grammy Award Best Alternative Album 2002)

Glastonbury Festival

2002-06-28 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Coldplay, and Rod Stewart headline; other performers include Roger Waters, Isaac Hayes, Ani DiFranco, The Charletons, and The White Stripes

  • 2005-06-24 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The White Stripes, and Coldplay headline; other performers include The Kaiser Chiefs, Taj Mahal, Brian Wilson, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, and Primal Scream

Live 8 Concert

2005-07-02 Live 8 concert at Hyde Park, London, England; performers include Paul McCartney, U2, Coldplay, Elton John, Sting, Madonna, The Who, Pink Floyd, and R.E.M.

  • 2008-06-12 Coldplay release their 4th studio album " Viva la Vida or Death" (winner of 3 Grammys)
  • 2008-06-13 "Viva la Vida" single released by Coldplay, - their 1st US No. 1, (Grammy Song of the Year)
  • 2011-06-22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: U2, Coldplay, and Beyoncé headline; other performers include B.B. King, Paul Simon, Mumford and Sons, Morrissey, and Wu-Tang Clan

Glastonbury Festival

2016-06-22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Coldplay, and Adele headline; other performers include Tame Impala, Squeeze, Frightened Rabbit; ZZ Top, ELO, and Cyndi Lauper

Music Concert

2017-06-04 Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry


Birthdays in Music

  • 1948-05-15 Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician, and record producer (Roxy Music, David Bowie, Talking Heads, U2, Coldplay, Paul Simon), born in Woodbridge, Sussex

Chris Martin

1977-03-02 Chris Martin, British rock singer-songwriter, and piano player (Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"), born in Exeter, Devon, England

  • 1977-09-11 Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay - "Clocks"; "Viva La Vida"), born in London, England
  • 1978-04-12 Guy Berryman, Scottish bassist (Coldplay), born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
  • 1978-07-31 Will Champion, British drummer (Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"), born in Southampton, England

Weddings in Music

Wedding of Interest

2003-12-05 British 'Coldplay' lead vocalist Chris Martin (35) weds American actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow (39) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California; divorce in 2016

Divorces in Music

Divorce of Interest

2016-07-15 American actress Gwyneth Paltrow and British Coldplay singer Chris Martin divorce after 12 years of marriage