Coldplay used to be called Starfish.
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6. Coldplay used to be called Starfish.
Chris Martin and Johnny Buckland created the group when they met at University College London and they started life under the name Pectoralz before recruiting Guy Berryman and Will Champion and performing as Starfish. It was shortly before releasing their debut EP 'Safety' when they changed to Coldplay and became one of the most successful British bands of all time.