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Monday, November 12, 2012

Marty Be Goode

On this date, November 12, 1955, at exactly 10:04 pm, according to Back to the Future lore, the Hill Valley clock tower was hit by lightening, and hasn't worked since. To celebrate that jigowatt-worthy event—which also sent time traveling teen Marty McFly back to, well, the future, here's a a rare Back to the Future artifact from my own collection. This 45 RPM release was released by Universal’s parent company MCA to promote the film.  It featured “Johnny B. Goode” by  Marty McFly with The Starlighters (fronted by Chuck Berry’s cousin Marvin) and backed with the "Back To The Future Overture" performed by The Outatime Orchestra. In reality, the voice heard on the record (and in the film) isn't Michael J. Fox's (though it sure sounds like him) but is actually that of Mark Campbell's and the frenetically futuristic guitar solo is by Tim May. (PS Check out the time and date of this post.)

1 comment:

Nicholas Tucker said...

Great post! Film flub alert: The Gibson ES-345 wasn't released until 1958.