On This Day

Chris Martin

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
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Profession: Lead Vocalist of Coldplay

Nationality:
England
English

Biography: English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Lead vocalist, pianist, rhythm guitarist, and one of the founders of the world-wide successfully band Coldplay.

Born: March 2, 1977
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Age: 45 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Married Life

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

Historical Events

  • 2000-07-10 Coldplay release their debut album "Parachutes" (Grammy Award Best Alternative Album 2002)
  • 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
  • 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 BeyoncĂ© headline; other performers include B.B. King, Paul Simon, Mumford and Sons, Morrissey, and Wu-Tang Clan
  • 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
  • 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

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