Check out the 1997 section of Coldplay.com for a new star.
Sometime in 1997
Chris and I went busking in Covent Garden. It was probably the first incarnation of the band. We played Beatles songs and 'The Bear Necessities' and 'Mrs. Robinson'. We were moved on by the police (with only 20p in the hat) (which I put there).
More on this here [thanks CP678]