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Flemming Schiødt from Danmark wrote on March 19, 2019 at 11:23 am:
I've always been a little late for everything. Discovered Colosseum in mid seventies - Too late, Then Colosseum II in... Read more
I've always been a little late for everything. Discovered Colosseum in mid seventies - Too late, Then Colosseum II in beginning of the 80's, arrghh again too late, Tempest was obscure for me untill late 80's - Sighhh! But then in the mid 80's I suddenly were at the right place at the right time, in a small jazz club in Copenhagen (Montmartre) where a mixed constellation of jazz/fusion musicians gathered together for a few concerts. They were based on Jan Akkerman recording his new album "It could happen to you" in Denmark backed by Danish keyboardist Kenneth Knudsen, who's music I was very much into, with his own group "Anima". The musical project was intelligently named "Special Project" and was further backed by Pablo Nahar (B), Bjorn J:Son Lindh (Keyboards/Flute), and Jon Hiseman on drums. Might also have had Cy Nicklin on vocals, but am unsure, but he was part of "Anima" The set was a mixture of Jan Akkerman songs, Kenneth Knudsens Anima songs (Striptease is the most memorable one), a little J:Son Lindh (too much actually as he was drunk as a skunk, could barely stand on his feet and played wrong keys constantly) and a little Colosseum, Remember Jon telling that the most armbreaking and difficult drum piece to play was Bolero, which he offcourse went on to play :-). A marvellous night, which I'll always remember, even though the memorabilia has since disappeared. RIP
Keith Airey from UK wrote on March 6, 2019 at 3:09 pm:
Jon was such a special man and musician. When I filled Gary Moore's boots for the last Colosseum II tour,... Read more
Jon was such a special man and musician. When I filled Gary Moore's boots for the last Colosseum II tour, he took me under his wing.A couple of times, he took me to sound check early to run over some tunes, always helping, always encouraging, and he brought the best out in me even though I was 23. Every night on that month long tour, his drum solo would bring the house down, always brilliant. I'd watch in awe with a beer in my hand as he enhanced a great night or saved a not quite as great night. Fantastic days, fantastic man.
Clive Haynes from UK wrote on February 22, 2019 at 8:04 am:
Many fond and happy memories of seeing Jon with Parapheranlia and enjoying the sheer joy he put into his music... Read more
Many fond and happy memories of seeing Jon with Parapheranlia and enjoying the sheer joy he put into his music and spectacular drumming. A very sad loss to the world.
Clive Aitkenhead from UK wrote on February 20, 2019 at 10:59 am:
I have just retired from being an investment adviser but in 1970 I was an aspiring drummer totally inspired by... Read more
I have just retired from being an investment adviser but in 1970 I was an aspiring drummer totally inspired by the Hiseman's, Brufords and Cobham's of this world. Until today I had no idea that Jon had died and it makes me so sad - it's such a milestone in the passing of an era. All I can say is thank you for being one of those rare special people who inspires other people. I remember talking to you after a concert at Nelson Imperial in Lancashire and I still have the Colosseum postcard on which you wrote down some drumming exercises on the back. Thank you.
Martin Delaney from England wrote on February 11, 2019 at 10:20 am:
Remembering gigs at the Marquee and the classic "Those who are about to die salute you". Thanks Jon Love and... Read more
Remembering gigs at the Marquee and the classic "Those who are about to die salute you". Thanks Jon Love and Peace Martin
Sabine Fritz from Germany wrote on February 10, 2019 at 12:33 am:
Dear Jon, I met you and Barbara at Wolfgang Dauners 80th anniversary in Stuttgart at least. With my friend Fips.... Read more
Dear Jon, I met you and Barbara at Wolfgang Dauners 80th anniversary in Stuttgart at least. With my friend Fips. We'll never forget you. Rest in Peace Sabine Fritz
Andy Wadley from United Kingdom wrote on February 8, 2019 at 7:12 pm:
The randomness of my music system just threw up Colosseum Live, Lost Angeles - and I had to go to... Read more
The randomness of my music system just threw up Colosseum Live, Lost Angeles - and I had to go to google to see what Jon is up to. What a shock. My condolences to all who loved him. The World is a poorer place.
Kevin Weiser from Austin, TX, USA wrote on February 8, 2019 at 5:28 am:
I just heard the sad news of Jon's passing after returning from exile in Cambodia. I first became aware of... Read more
I just heard the sad news of Jon's passing after returning from exile in Cambodia. I first became aware of Jon when I moved to Belgium in 1973. Being a drummer myself I was awed by his brilliance and have been a fan ever since. He touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed. Rock On wherever you are mate....God bless.
Paul Graham from UK wrote on February 1, 2019 at 1:08 pm:
So sad when heroes pass away. Seems no time at all since I was chatting to Jon after his gig... Read more
So sad when heroes pass away. Seems no time at all since I was chatting to Jon after his gig with Peter Lemer (last June?) at Pizza Express Jazz Club. I thanked him for introducing me to Jazz/Rock in 1969 when I first heard ‘Those Who Are About To Die Salute You’ album (think it was being played on the John Peel Radio Show). Told him I never get tired of listening to Colosseum. He was very patient and polite as I went whittering on about my other favourite bands, Ian Carr’s Nucleus, Soft Machine etc. Turns out he was a very close friend of Ian Carr and had strong musical connections with many of my musical heroes. We shook hands and parted. I made a mental note to attend his forthcoming Heroes Tour (a tribute to his departed musical heroes such as Grahan Bond) when it plays in the UK.
Edward Butler from England wrote on January 22, 2019 at 2:16 pm:
Been revisting Daughter of Time Vinyl in the last two days had forgotten how very brilliant it was - Will... Read more
Been revisting Daughter of Time Vinyl in the last two days had forgotten how very brilliant it was - Will be never be fogotten! Remember seeing you all at Weston Favel Northampton now many years ago but still got album you all signed Love it - All my best wishes xx