Dave Matthews Band performed at the “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s: An Evening of Comedy & Music,” charity event on November 12. The event, as stated in its title, had all funds go towards Parkinson’s disease.
Michael J. Fox, well-known for his role as Marty in Back To The Future, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991. His research and funding towards the diseased started in 2000.
As Dave Matthews and co. took the stage, they were welcomed and joined by Fox, who took his guitar-playing skills and performed with the group. The band performed “All Along The Watchtower,” inspired by Bob Dylan’s famous “Watchtower.”
Fox would add riffs and hit some nice solos in the performance, as it would bring nothing less than a smile to Dave Matthews’ face, and to those watching along with him.
“This is not the first time Fox has taken the stage with a famous band this year. In July, he performed the Penguins’ “Earth Angel” and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” – both of which Fox played years before in the movie Back to the Future”- Rolling Stone
The benefit would raise over $5 million, and raised the hopes of research towards the unfortunate disease as well.
“It’s grown in amazing ways with the amount of people in the greater Parkinson’s community – and outside of it – who come out and support us,” Fox noted before Saturday’s benefit. “It’s humbling every year.” – Rolling Stone