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Chris Martin Says This Iconic Film Is Why Coldplay Exists

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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed how hit 1985 film Back To The Future inspired him to create a band. 

In an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Martin discussed his favourite cover versions that Coldplay have performed on stage over the years.

He spoke of his pride of having Back To The Future star Michael J. Fox joining the band on stage in New York in 2016 to perform songs from the hit film.

“My No. 1, probably, is Michael J. Fox. He 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,” Martin said.

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Martin then revealed it was Fox’s performance of Chuck Berry’s Johnny B Goode, in the 1985 classic, that made him want to be in a band.

“That’s what made me want to be in a band, you know? That scene, yeah. I grew up in real farmland of England, before the internet. So any music on TV … The first thing I ever recorded was, there was a show called The A-Team,” he said.

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