Chris Martin traces the inspiration to be in a band to a very unlikely source. (Spoiler: If you think it’s a random album, you’d be wrong.)
In an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Coldplay frontman explained that his favorite covers he ever performed live were with Michael J. Fox who joined Coldplay on stage at MetLife Stadium back in 2016. They played “Earth Angel” and “Johnny B. Goode,” which Fox famously performed in Back to the Future.
“That’s what made me want to be in a band, you know? That scene,” said Martin of that classic Back to the Future moment. “Some of you are probably too young to remember that film…I grew up in real farmland of England, before the internet. The first thing I ever recorded was — there was a show called ‘The A-Team’ — and I had a cassette recorder and held it against the TV to record the theme tune.”