According to Dean Nelson From his great Coventry site (follow the link to his name) -
"Johnny B Great (John Goodison) session singer from Coventry
Johnny B Great's real name was Johnny Goodison also 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.").
Besides that, he arranged tracks for The Love Affair, Johnny and Russell and Sue & Sunny, toured
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.
NEW ARTICLE FROM COVENTRY TELEGRAPH BY PETE CLEMONS
More from them on You Tube
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