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Coldplay Honors Amy Winehouse With Song at Australian Music Festival

Coldplay Honors Amy Winehouse With Song at Australian Music Festival

In honor of the singer, Coldplay’s Chris Martin sang lyrics from Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” at the “Splendour In The Grass” festival in Woodford, Australia on Sunday.

During a rendition of Coldplay’s track “Fix You”, Martin changed the opening lyrics to the first lines of Winehouse’s 2006 hit song. In an audio recording, the crowd can be heard singing “No, no, no”- the celebrated refrain to “Rehab.”

The band later posted on Coldplay’s website, “There’s little that can be said about Amy Winehouse’s passing that hasn’t already been said. It’s just such a sad waste. We’ll leave aside the awful irony and just let the Aussie choir sing.”

“Frank,” Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, was critically acclaimed in the U.K. and was nominated for a Mercury Prize.

Winehouse’s follow-up “Back to Black” was released in 2006 and earned the singer five Grammy awards, making her the first British female to do so. The album, which housed the hit “Rehab,” reached number seven on the 2006 Billboard 200 in the U.S.

Amy Winehouse fans were shocked to hear of the 27-year-old’s death on July 23. Her unique blend of R&B, soul, and jazz and powerful voice made her unforgettable and hundreds of artists and celebrities have paid tribute to her.

Fellow British musicians and alternative rock band Coldplay formed in 1996 at University College London. Lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Johnny Buckland started the group, followed by bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion, and manager Phil Harvey, who is considered an unofficial fifth member.

Coldplay’s 2000 album “Parachutes” included hit single “Yellow.” The group’s second album, “A Rush of Blood to the Head,” released in 2002, contained the number one hit “Clocks” as well as “The Scientist.”

In 2005, Coldplay released “X&Y” and two years later, “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends” debuted, earning the group three Grammy Awards.

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