Chris Martin Covers Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” At Chords 2 Cure Benefit Concert: Watch

Rachel Sonis | April 26, 2016 10:39 am

The Prince tributes keep flooding in. From Bruce Springsteen to Liz Phair to Usher, artists are showing their love and support for the late music legend. And Chris Martin is the latest musician to pay his respects.

Playing a short set at the Chords 2 Cure Benefit Concert on Sunday (April 24) in Santa Monica, the Coldplay frontman performed with A-Side, a band of eighth graders, in an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research. They went on to sing Coldplay’s “Twisted Logic” and a cover of Prince’s “Raspberry Beret,” which the group learned in only three hours.

“Yesterday I said, ‘Let’s do this song. It’s a very famous Prince song,’” Martin said before launching into the 1985 classic. “And they said, ‘We don’t know it. We’ve never heard of it. We’re like 14.’”

Watch both clips below.

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