Coldplay, Norah Jones Say Goodbye to Steve Jobs

It sounds like the Steve Jobs memorial event on the Apple Inc. campus today turned into something of a Stevestock: Randy Newman, Norah Jones, and Coldplay performed at the outdoor event.

All the singers have ties to the recently departed Apple co-founder. Jones has played at least one Apple press event; Newman voiced movie scores for Pixar; and Coldplay spent time with Jobs backstage at one of their concerts.

The New York Times ran through their playlists:

Coldplay performed "Fix You," "Yellow" and other songs in an outdoor amphitheater in an interior courtyard on Apple's campus. The singer Norah Jones covered the Bob Dylan song "Forever Young."

The show was webcast live to Apple Stores for employee-only screenings, while San Francisco TV station KPIX photographed the event from a helicopter for the benefit of the rest of us.

It's nice that Apple said goodbye to their former CEO with such a nice, mild Jobsapalooza. Even if Jobs himself would most definitely have preferred Bob Dylan to Randy Newman.

[Photo of Apple CEO Tim Cook at today's event via AP]