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Nov142011

Michael J. Fox Revives ‘Back to the Future’ Guitar Gig

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than five decades after Marty McFly wowed an unprepared Hill Valley High School with “Johnny B. Goode” onscreen, McFly's alter-ego Michael J. Fox revived his Back to the Future musical performance in real life.

On Saturday night at his annual "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s" benefit, Fox grabbed a guitar and took the stage with Joan Jett to perform the Chuck Berry classic that he “played” in the first Back to the Future film.

In the movie, Fox mimicked playing the music; on Saturday, he did the strumming and singing.

Fox, 50, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. He also rocked out at his 2008 benefit, taking the stage with Pete Townshend and The Who. ”This is almost worth getting Parkinson’s for!” Fox said at the time.

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