2005 – Tupac and Elton John remain at No. 1 in the U.K. for a second week with “Ghetto Gospel.” Coldplay have the No. 1 album with X&Y.
2005 – The Thrills, The Zutons, Doves, The Killers, White Stripes, Kaiser Chiefs, Ash, The Coral, Keane, New Order, Coldplay, James Blunt, Brian Wilson, Garbage, Primal Scream and Basement Jaxx all appeared at this years UK Glastonbury Festival.
2005 – Coldplay’s X&Y stays atop the American album chart for a second week. Foo Fighters debut at No. 2 with their double album In Your Honor.
2005 – Coldplay’s X&Y stays atop the U.K. album charts. The “Crazy Frog” ringtone is still the No. 1 single.
2005 – Coldplay went straight to No.1 on US album chart with their third album ‘X&Y’, having already entered at number one in the UK. The last time a British artist had a simultaneous US and UK number one was in November 2000 with ‘1’, a compilation of hits by The Beatles. The last studio […]
2005 – Bob Geldof and Elton John announce five July concerts that will make up Live 8 – a new initiative to raise awareness of poverty. Among the headliners are Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Lauryn Hill and Duran Duran.
2005 – Performances from some of the world’s most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. About 50,000 people descend on this desert town for the twoday event, which features headlining sets by Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails, plus […]
2005 – Coldplay became the first British band to have a new entry in the US Top 10 singles chart since The Beatles. Coldplay’s latest single ‘Speed Of Sound’ entered the chart at number eight, only the second time a UK band has achieved the feat. The Beatles managed it with ‘Hey Jude’ in 1968.
2005 – Coldplay headline the first day of the Coachella Festival in California. Other performers included Razorlight, Bloc Party, the Raveonettes and a reformed Bauhaus.
2004 – Band Aid 20’s new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” goes on sale in the UK. The song is performed by, among others, Bono, Paul McCartney, Travis, The Darkness, Coldplay, Robbie Williams and Dido.
2004 – Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Keane, Snow Patrol, Travis, The Darkness and others take part in the recording of a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The highlight of the session is U2’s Bono reprising his immortal line, “Tonight thank God it’s them instead of you.”
2004 – Coldplay’s Chris Martin and his wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, become the proud parents of a baby girl, Apple Blythe Alison Martin. Maybe she’ll make Lotso money with a name like ‘Apple’.