Coldplay – Fix You (One Love Manchester)

Above: Coldplay – Fix You (One Love Manchester).

Coldplay perform Fix You at One Love Manchester. Fix You is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. It was written by all four members of the band for their third studio album, X&Y (2005). The track is built around an organ accompanied by slow tempo drums and vocals. Fix You was critically acclaimed by music critics. It has been widely sampled around the world, with different covers and sounds.

Coldplay is a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and keyboardist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL). After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as drummer and backing vocalist, completing the lineup. Creative director Phil Harvey is often referred to as the fifth member by the band. The band renamed themselves Coldplay in 1998 before recording and releasing three EPs: Safety in 1998 and Brothers & Sisters and The Blue Room in 1999. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.

About One Love Manchester

One Love Manchester was a benefit concert and British television special held on June 4, 2017 which was organized by American singer Ariana Grande in response to the bombing after her concert at Manchester Arena two weeks earlier. The concert took place at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, and aired live on BBC One in the United Kingdom with hosts Sara Cox and Ore Oduba. The concert was attended by approximately 50,000 people. Guest stars included Justin Bieber, the Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Marcus Mumford, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Katy Perry, Take That, Imogen Heap, Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams, and Liam Gallagher.

Proceeds from the event benefited the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was established by the Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross following the May 22, 2017 bombing, which killed at least 22 concert goers and injured more than 500 people. The funds raised from the concert were used to help the victims and their families. The British Red Cross reported it received more than £10 million ($13 million) in donations in the 12 hours following the concert. Despite time zone differences, networks from at least 50 countries broadcast the concert live, which was simultaneously streamed live on various social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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