Watch Michael J. Fox and Coldplay Go Back to the Future
Moses Martin—the 10-year-old son of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin—might be a rock star’s offspring, but like most of us, he’s still a huge Back to the Future fan. So on Saturday, July 16, when Papa Martin’s band kicked the North American leg of its "A Head Full of Dreams" tour off at Rutherford, New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Moses had a special song request for his dad, Billboard reports: a tune from the 1985 science fiction comedy’s soundtrack.
Like any doting parent, Martin obliged, and the band launched into a cover of the 1950s classic “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine),” originally performed by American doo-wop band the Penguins and played during Back to the Future’s Enchantment Under the Sea dance. To make the performance extra authentic, Martin even brought Michael J. Fox (toting a Gibson Les Paul, of course) onstage a few verses into the ballad.
Onlookers were treated to a surprising star-studded performance as Fox strummed along with Martin until the tune's end. The two then launched into a rousing rendition of Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”—Marty McFly’s signature song, which he famously performs for a gym full of dancing high school students. You can watch their fun (and utterly nostalgic) performance in the video above.
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