Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland meet, start Pectoralz

The members of the band met at the University College London (UCL) in September 1996.

Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland were the first members of the band, having met one another during their orientation week. They spent the rest of the college year planning a band, with their efforts culminating in a group called Pectoralz. Later, Guy Berryman, a classmate of the two, joined