Obsession with Duchess of York inspired Chris Martin

Friday November 11, 2011

Chris Martin has revealed the Duchess of York galvanized him to pen his first song, aged 11.

Chris said that people's obsession with Sarah's curvy figure "rather than what was happening in the world" bothered him, and he vented his frustration through music.

"I was 11 years old when I wrote my first song," he told The Sun newspaper, describing the early effort as "terrible".

Though the song clearly represented Chris' first tentative steps into social and political consciousness, it somehow didn't catch on.

"I kept it clean as you couldn't swear where I was from. I was singing very high, but no one was listening."

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