If you're looking for a pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the week, search no further that this rocking performance by Michael J. Fox of the tune "Johnny B. Goode."

 

The 1958 hit, considered one of the most recognizable rock 'n' roll songs in history, was the same one Fox jammed to as Marty McFly in the flick "Back to the Future." Unlike that performance on guitar, which was pantomimed, the one attendees at the annual fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation witnessed was pure electric talent.

 

Apparently, Fox has been playing since he received his first guitar for Christmas at age 8. Once the "Back to the Future" flick wrapped, he learned how to play the Chuck Berry hit for real — and as you'll see below, his performance is awesome. 

 

Of course, this is an inspiring scene considering Fox's brave battle with Parkinson's disease and his efforts to find a cure. His foundation, established in 2000, has invested over $179 million in research dedicated to fighting the degenerative disorder. 

 

Rock out and have a smile at Fox's jamming below. 

 

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