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    R.I.P. John Goodsall

    John Goodsall 1953 - 2021

    R.I.P. - I shall be spinning some Brand X tonight.

    Percy Jones:

    To all Brand X Fans
    Together John and I were the legacy of Brand X. We traveled through lots of musical spaces over the years, steering our troubled band through the twists and turns of the music business and it's trolls.
    I want to thank all our fans for supporting us throughout our creative dreams.
    As the last torch bearer of the soul of Brand X I will do my best to honour John and the spirit of our band.
    Percy.
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    Holy crap, I thought he'd been pretty active in the past two years! It seems so sudden. R.I.P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasKDye View Post
    Holy crap, I thought he'd been pretty active in the past two years! It seems so sudden. R.I.P.
    He had been in the hospital since September with 'a nasty case of pneumonia' according to the official blurb on their FB page when they announced they had to reschedule their tour dates. I guess he never made it out.
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    Damn, this sucks. He was a fine player. I got to see him and Percy with the female vocalist whose name escapes me at the moment.

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    Sorry to hear this.
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    A fine player RIP
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    Man, this sucks. RIP.

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    Oh gosh. RIP.
    I'm glad to have seen him play a few times over the years.
    He spun my head around a few times when I first heard Brand X ( still managed to do it years later ).
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    Damn, he made some great music. RIP

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    This is too young. Good god, I'm only 9 years his junior. This is a shock. I will definitely spin some Brand X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Damn, this sucks. He was a fine player. I got to see him and Percy with the female vocalist whose name escapes me at the moment.
    Sarah Pillow perhaps? I know Percy and John toured with that unit that was basically the Marc Wagnon version of Brand X.

    This is extremely sad news. I remember having a great, and absolutely hysterical chat with him in Chicago for the above tour. He literally had me and a buddy on the floor in stitches.

    Brilliant player, to young.

    RIP John!!

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    That is just so sad... makes you think. I'm only a few years younger than him. I was lucky enough to see Brand X a couple of times in the 70's. What a superb band and he in particular... a very underrated guitarist. RIP!

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    RIP

    Was Brand X still performing once he was in the hospital?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Damn, this sucks. He was a fine player. I got to see him and Percy with the female vocalist whose name escapes me at the moment.
    I was wondering for a while why we hadn't heard any updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    RIP

    Was Brand X still performing once he was in the hospital?
    No, they postponed the tour until Spring. I can't recall if anyone else has ever played guitar for Brand X apart from Mike Miller in '78 when Goodsall had a hand injury.

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    Big time sadness here. Brand X would probably be my favorite fusion band.

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    Super sad…was lucky to see them last time they came through the Bay Area. Had tix for the prior tour too, but had a DVT and ended up missing that one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroticdog View Post
    Sarah Pillow perhaps? I know Percy and John toured with that unit that was basically the Marc Wagnon version of Brand X.
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    Yes, that was it. The Nuovo Musiche tour. I think they were doing Tunnels almost concurrently. Anyway, they put on a terrific performance (even though Sarah was a poor fit, imo.) Really cool chatting with them after the show.
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    Rest in peace, John.

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    I will never forget seeing Brand-X at The Roxy Theater in Hollywood, Ca. Morris Pert (also RIP) and Phil (with hair!) were there, so it was the classic line-up. Unbelievable show! Godspeed john...
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    RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    No, they postponed the tour until Spring. I can't recall if anyone else has ever played guitar for Brand X apart from Mike Miller in '78 when Goodsall had a hand injury.
    Alex Machacek played for him on CTTE one year (2019, IIRC). His health made going out on a boat iffy and Alex filled in and was excellent, of course.

    Really glad I got to see the reformed band the first tour back, a couple years before that.

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