Back to 'Back to the Future': Michael J. Fox Revisits 'Johnny B. Goode' — Video

This past Saturday night, Michael J. Fox (who has Parkinson's Disease) strapped on a red Gibson ES-345 and performed Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode"—just as he (as Marty McFly) did in the 1985 comedy Back to the Future.

Of course, he wasn't actually playing the guitar in the movie, of course; he was just going through the motions, as actors tend to do.

But when he took the stage in New York City this past weekend for his annual charity benefit, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's," he made up for all that by actually playing the song—guitar solo and all.

It was obviously his density!

You can check out the 2011 and 1985 videos below.

Find out more about Fox's charity right here.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.