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Watch Chris Martin sing Prince’s ‘Raspberry Beret’ with school kids

Singer also played a Coldplay rarity at charity fundraiser

Coldplay‘s Chris Martin performed a Prince cover and a rare song of his own band’s during a charity gig yesterday.

Martin played in Santa Monica with A-Side, a band of 14-15 year olds from the Crossroads School. The concert was part of Chords 2 Cure, a fundraiser for pediatric cancer research.

During the gig Martin played Coldplay’s ‘Twisted Logic’ live for the first time ever and ended the set with a cover of Prince’s ‘Raspberry Beret’. “Yesterday I said, ‘Let’s do this song. It’s a very famous Prince song,'” Martin explains. “And they said, ‘We don’t know it. We’ve never heard of it. We’re like 14.'”

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Check out footage of ‘Twisted Logic’ and ‘Raspberry Beret’ below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRdHowRiu_w

Many artists have paid tribute to Prince since his death, either on social media or during live performances. Bruce Springsteen opened his New York gig on Saturday by performing a passionate version of ‘Purple Rain’ while Noel Gallagher dedicated ‘Live Forever’ to him during a gig in Glasgow.

Elsewhere Mumford and Sons and The 1975 also made nods to the late star as news of his passing broke. In a statement published on her website, Kate Bush described Prince as “playful” and “mind-blowingly gifted.”

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama stated “Today, the world lost a creative icon” while musicians including Madonna, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and Katy Perry lead the tributes on social media.
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