Coldplay’s Chris Martin Says ‘Back To The Future’ Inspired His Music Career
Chris Martin recently attended The Kelly Clarkson Show and talked about his favorite person to sing cover songs with on stage. He then revealed that the 1985 film ‘Back to the Future’ made him want to be in a band.
Coldplay star Chris Martin formed Coldplay in 1996, which achieved great international success and has won several Grammys throughout their career. Their debut album became a hit and received high recognition from the critics, making Coldplay a well-known band in England. After came their singles, ‘Clocks’ and ‘The Scientist,’ which only fuelled their fame. Their 2005 album ‘X&Y’ became that year’s best-selling album worldwide.
Currently, the band is still active, and they haven’t lost their spark in almost 25 years. They released ‘Music of the Spheres’ a couple of months ago, and it quickly took its place as No. 1 in UK Albums Chart. It beat Ed Sheeran’s 2019 ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ in becoming the fastest-selling album. However, before all this was possible, Chris Martin described how he got inspired to be in a band in the first place and went back to his childhood.
The 44-year-old musician grew up in a rural part of England, and he didn’t have many sources to listen to music when he was younger. Hence, when he saw the film ‘Back to the Future’ on TV, he was mesmerized and inspired by Michael J. Fox’s musical performances, which made him want to be in a band. This paved the way for the creation of Coldplay, which came true after the band members met in college.
Here is what he stated in the show:
“My No. 1, probably, is Michael J. Fox came and played two of the songs from ‘Back To The Future’ with us. … That was really wonderful. Him coming to play ‘Johnny B. Goode’ and stuff, that was wonderful. That’s what made me want to be in a band, you know? That scene, yeah.”
His favorite cover and person to sing it with was the actor Michael J. Fox. They performed two songs from the movie, including ‘Johnny B. Goode’ in 2013 in Waldorf Astoria, New York. The event was The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Gala, and Fox played the guitar that night. Coldplay and Fox gave the audience a blast, and he was especially admired for playing the guitar so perfectly despite having Parkinson’s disease.
You can watch the interview, the scene from ‘Back to the Future,’ and their cover with Michael J. Fox below.