Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Coldplay Singer Chris Martin Dedicates Song to Late Garage Worker


Chris Martin of Coldplay just dedicated his third song of the evening at the 12-12-12 Concert to “Anthony,” the garage worker who died in a flood during Hurricane Sandy. Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow live in the River Lofts on the West Side Highway, along with Meryl Streep and her family, and where Tommy Tune is said to have lost a treasure trove of artifacts in the building’s basement storage space. Other celebrities live there, too. But the state of the art building could not stand up to the ravages of the Hudson River overflowing. Many of the wealthy people who own crazy-view glassed in mansions in the sky over in West Soho or Tribeca had a lot of damage. But Anthony, who worked in the underground garage there, died during the storm. It was nice of Chris Martin to mention him. Martin’s performance of “Losing My Religion” with Michael Stipe was a highlight of the night.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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