Johnny B Great and the Goodmen - 1st two singles available free download here
Johnny Goodison playing If I had a Hammer
One Mistake - Johnny Goodison
According to Dean Nelson
"Johnny B Great (John Goodison) session singer from Coventry
Johnny B Great's real name was Johnny Goodisonalso had the songwriting alias Peter Simons. A later group was Johnny B Great and the Quotations, who backed the Walker Brothers, amongst others. Later he was lead singer in an early line up of the Brotherhood of Man, scoring a hit with "United we stand".
Goodison also worked as a producer and one of the results was the 1968 hit, "Race with the devil" by Gun(Adrian Gurvitz - "We never wanted the laugh on the record at all. We knew it would let us in for a lot of you¹re copying Arthur Brown remarks. Our Producer Johnny Goodison thought it was a good idea so we went along with it.").
for some years with one of the orchestras of James Last. He wrote hit tunes for the Brotherhood of Man and the Bay City Rollers (Give A Little Love), as well as songs for A Song For Europe, in 1968, 1974, 1977 and 1980 respectively.
Johnny Goodison died in 1995. Great man.
Acapulco/You'll never leave him - 1964
School is in/She's a much better lover than you - 1964 - Credited to Johnny B Great and the Goodmen
One Mistake/A Little Understanding - 1970 - Johnny Goodison"
From Pete Chambers - Godiva Rocked to a Backbeat
"Part of the Larry Page stable based at the Orchid Ballroom."
" Johnny Goodison was a big man with a big voice. Originally a toolmaker in Coventry, he went under the name of Johnny B Good with his band the Goodmen.
Don Kerr - Guitar
Al King - Sax
Ollie Warner - bass
Nigel Lomas - drums
First single - School is in - Decca 1963 (Backing vocals The Orchids) This was the first single released by a Coventry group although it wasn't a hit. They in return played on the Orchids first single - Gonna Make him Mine.
Johnny performed If I had a Hammer for the film Just for You which featured the Orchids.
They appeared on the B Side of the original Doctor Who Theme.
For a while they went under the name of Johnny B Great and the Quotations, backing the Walker Bros and Little Richard.
Strong Love - Johnny B Goodman and the Quotations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfuz3i6YRAI
In the Midnight Hour - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQKBHHw4kHU
Everythings Gonna Be Alright - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjlWBwJQif0
Johnny was with the Freemen before going solo - see here https://sites.google.com/site/bandsfromcoventrypart2/home/the-freemen
and here http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/yourspace/2011/10/31/your-nostalgia-keresley-rock-fanatic-researching-coventry-s-music-scene-92746-29694188/2/