Coldplay + More Pay Tribute to Steve Jobs in Apple Memorial Video
Thousands showed up at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California for the memorial service for the company’s co-founder. Jones took the stage with her piano early during the 80-minute ceremony and performed the standard ‘The Nearness of You’ and the track ‘Painter Song,’ both of which appeared on her smash album ‘Come Away With Me.’ Noting that Jobs was a Bob Dylan fan, Jones also played Dylan’s ‘Forever Young.’
Coldplay appeared a half hour later, with frontman Chris Martin telling the crowd, “We played this song for Steve 10 years ago and he said it was sh–. He said we’d never make it.” The guys then launched into their first big hit, ‘Yellow.’
Martin followed with a story about Jobs personally fixing his broken laptop, and he thanked Jobs for giving the band a chance to appear in an iTunes commercial. The group performed the song from that commercial, ‘Viva La Vida,’ followed by the ballad ‘Fix You’ and the recent single ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall.’
Jobs died at age 56 on Oct. 5 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. The Apple ceremony also included speeches from current company employees and from former Vice President Al Gore.