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Chris Martin was born Christopher Anthony John Martin on March 2, 1977 in Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom and is the eldest of five children. His father, Anthony Martin, is a retired accountant, and his mother, Alison Martin, is a music teacher. Martin started his education at the preparatory Exeter Cathedral School. It was at the prep school that Martin formed his first band, The Rocking Honkies, with Nick Repton & Iwan Gronow. Their debut performance was met with boos from the crowd. After Exeter Cathedral, Martin boarded at Sherborne School, a boys` independent school in Dorset. He also met future Coldplay manager Phil Harvey at the school. Martin continued his studies at University College London, staying at Ramsay Hall where he read Ancient World Studies and graduated with First Class honours in Greek and Latin. It is here he met future Coldplay bandmates Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman.
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Full Name at Birth
Christopher Anthony John Martin
Other Names
Chris Anthony John Martin
Chris Martin
Christopher Anthony John Martin
Age
42
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Height
Build
Eye Color
Hair Color
Net Worth
$120,000,000 USD
Star Sign
Sexuality
Religion
Ethnicity
Nationality
High School
University
Occupation
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, musician, record producer, philanthropist, actor
Occupation Category
Claim to Fame
The lead vocalist, pianist, rhythm guitarist, and one of the founders of the band Coldplay
Genre
Alternative Rock
Post-Britpop
Pop
Pop Rock
Indie Rock
Music Genre
Year(s) Active
1996–present
Instrument
Vocals
Synthesizers
Bass
Harmonica
Glockenspiel
Tambourine
Guitar
Keyboards
Piano
Percussion
Labels
Parlophone
Capitol
Atlantic
Associated Acts
Talent Agency
Artistry Management
Official Website
Father
Anthony Martin (retired accountant)
Mother
Alison Martin (music teacher)
Brother(s)
(4 younger siblings)
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