|Marvin Berry and the Starlighters|
Back to the Future
Marvin Berry and the Starlighters was a band led by Marvin Berry. They performed at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance on November 12, 1955.
Marvin played the guitar and was the lead vocalist, while another member named Reginald played the drums. The other three played the piano, the bass fiddle and the saxophone. The band took a break shortly before 9:00 in the evening and went out to Reginald's car to smoke.
When Marty McFly was locked in the trunk of their car during their break by Match, Skinhead, and 3-D, the band demanded to know why the bullies were messing with their car which was the private property of the band. Biff's gang responded with racist taunts and accusations of drug abuse ("spook" and "reefer addicts" respectively). These slurs enraged the band who chased away Biff's gang. As the keys were locked in the trunk with Marty, Marvin attempted to jimmy open the trunk with a screwdriver, but badly cut his hand in the process. This caused Marvin to call it a night, since he couldn't play guitar with an injured hand. However, Marty stepped forward to continue the dance.
After "Earth Angel", the band joined Marty in an upbeat tune that was to be a rock 'n' roll classic, "Johnny B. Goode". However, as Marty segued over to heavy metal, the Starlighters gave up on trying to figure out where he was going, and Marty concluded the act on his own, to the confusion of the audience. Initially impressed, Marvin called his cousin Chuck Berry, holding out the receiver at arm's length so as to allow him to hear the "new sound". By the time Chuck was listening however, Marty had segued into playing heavy metal, a "new sound" that nobody was quite ready for in 1955.
Despite being the lead singer, Marvin Berry does not appear in the game.