Twenty-six years after the world witnessed Marty McFly perform Chuck Berry’s hit “Johnny B. Goode” on the big screen in “Back to the Future,” Michael J. Fox has returned to the stage to perform again.
Fox took to the stage at his A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinsons charity benefit at the Waldorf-Astoria. Based on the video released of the performance, it looks like Fox closed out the event in high style with some pretty epic guitar shreds. Fox surprised attendees with his last-minute performance.
For those of you who need to go back to the “Back to the Future” films, Marty performs the song “Johnny B. Goode” at the Enchantment Under The Sea dance at his parents’ school back in 1955. In “Back to the Future” mythology, his performance was supposed to have inspired Chuck Berry to create the hit.
This isn’t the first time Fox has incorporated “Back to the Future” into his fundraising this year. He also was behind the Nike MAG shoes that were auctioned on eBay in September for $4.7 million.
And, of course, Fox reprised the role of Marty McFly in the trailer for last year’s “Back to the Future” reunion at the Spike Scream Awards. If that’s how much love and attention the cast put into the film’s 25th anniversary bash, I can’t wait to see what they do for its 50th.
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