John Goodsall

Brand X
Floyd Rose Original 

John Goodsall, born in 1952, was made famous by his work with Brand X. He began playing guitar at age 7, and joined Carol Grimes' Babylon at age 15. Prior to his work with Brand X, he toured extensively, first with The Alan Bown Set, and then as "Johnny Mandala" with Atomic Rooster. After Brand X's 1979 World Tour, he moved to Los Angeles and worked extensively as a session musician, with artists such as Bill Bruford, Peter Gabriel, Billy Idol, and Bryan Adams. In 1989 he began leading a band called Fire Merchants, with whom he released two albums. Shortly after this Brand X reformed and released X-Communication and Manifest Destiny.