Michael J. Fox channels Marty McFly for 'Johnny B. Goode' performance
Michael J. Fox made "Back to the Future" fans very happy during his annual Parkinson's disease fundraiser this weekend, when he performed "Johnny B. Goode."
In the 1985 film, Fox's character Marty McFly performs the Chuck Berry song at his parent's formal dance after traveling back in time to 1955. On Saturday, he proved he still had skills, performing at his annual "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's" charity event in New York, benefitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The guitar he used was an exact replica of the red '50s model he used in "Back to the Future." Though Fox didn't actual play guitar in the movie, according to the Daily Mail, he learned shortly after.
Fox was also joined on stage by John Jett and the event featured a performance by Kid Cudi.
Fox previously brought his guitar skills to the 2008 "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's" fundraiser, where he performed "Magic Bus" with The Who.
Fox recently made headlines with the release of Nike Mag sneakers, replicas of the shoes his character Marty McFly sported in the 1989 movie, "Back To The Future - Part 2," that many fans of the trilogy have longed to possess.
Nike announced on September 8, that it would sell a collection of 1,500 such shoes on eBay and that all net proceeds would go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a charity that promotes efforts to find a cure for Parkinson's disease, an ailment the 50-year-old actor has suffered from for at least 20 years.
In the "Back To The Future" films, Fox's character, teenager Marty McFly, and his friend, scientist Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd, use a DeLorean car that functions as a time machine to travel through time to try and change events in their past and future. The final movie was released in 1990 and was set in the Wild West.
The second film is set in 2015 and features the sneakers, which lace themselves onto McFly's feet when he steps into them. While the Nike Mags currently do not come with power laces, two years ago, Nike did apply for patents to produce similar technology for future footwear.
Watch Michael F. Fox perform "Johnny B. Goode" at his benefit and in "Back to the Future" below.