Jon Hiseman | Book of Remembrance 2018-07-10T12:38:24+00:00

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Laurence Todd from England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 3:08 pm:
I interviewed Jon earlier this year for an article in Rock Society magazine, and I found Jon to be a... Read more
I interviewed Jon earlier this year for an article in Rock Society magazine, and I found Jon to be a warm and very engaging raconteur, with some great stories to tell. I've always enjoyed his music and, despite his sad demise, his legacy will remain.
Greg Pursall wrote on July 10, 2018 at 3:02 pm:
Without Jon’s great musical vision, Colosseum, the best live band ever I have had the privilege to witness perform, would... Read more
Without Jon’s great musical vision, Colosseum, the best live band ever I have had the privilege to witness perform, would never have existed and the world would have certainly been much the poorer for it. Jon was truly a pioneer and hugely charismatic , gifted individual whose influence in the world of great memorable music cannot be underestimated. His peerless drumming skills , in my view , was the stuff of legends, and he had few equals. It was a privilege to meet him on the very last Colosseum gig at Shepherds Bush, and a memory I will cherish forever. Despite his passing, his legacy and vision will live on, as will the enduring memory of a true musical pioneer.
Mark Edward Blewer from England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm:
I was aware of Jon Hiseman, via Georgie Fame, Grahan Bond and John Mayall. It was only after I had... Read more
I was aware of Jon Hiseman, via Georgie Fame, Grahan Bond and John Mayall. It was only after I had seen Colosseum at The Marquee Club, in Wardour Street, that I became a committed fan. John Mayall, whose band Dick, Jon and Tony, had recently left got up on stage and did a few numbers with them. This tacit affirmation from The Father Of British Blues, augured well for the fledgling group. Over the years, I was fortunate to see the band many times and the pleasure I have derived from live performance and recorded works by these musicians, is incalculable. I would like to thank them all for the gifts they so generously bestowed and offer my sincere condolences to the families, fans and friends of Dick and Jon. Also, to the other Heroes, who have passed over, their spirits travel on.
Stuart Hirst from Yorkshire, England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:48 pm:
As a new university student, in 1969, I saw many great bands doing the student circuit, but Colosseum became my... Read more
As a new university student, in 1969, I saw many great bands doing the student circuit, but Colosseum became my heartbeat! Over 2 years, I saw the band in their first incarnation 18 times, followed their resurgence & this year, JCM. I would never have thought that my heroes would become friends in later life! Jon, & his music, has already been part of my life for 50 years. It will continue to be with me.
Andy Cutts from United Kingdom wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:41 pm:
I first saw a young Jon when he took over the drum stool in the Graham Bond Organisation. I followed... Read more
I first saw a young Jon when he took over the drum stool in the Graham Bond Organisation. I followed his career and was hoping to see him with Clem and Mark. The mighty Colosseum will always remain one of my favourite bands. God bless,Jon.
Mark Edward Blewer from England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:35 pm:
I was aware of Jon Hiseman, via Georgie Fame, Graham Bond and John Mayall. However, it wasn't until I saw... Read more
I was aware of Jon Hiseman, via Georgie Fame, Graham Bond and John Mayall. However, it wasn't until I saw Colosseum, at The Marquee Club in Wardour Street, that I became a lifelong fan. John Mayall, whose band Dick, Jon and Tony, had recently left to form Colosseum, got up on stage and did a few numbers with them. This tacit affirmation from The Father Of The British Blues, was to stand them in good stead. I saw them many times after that and must say, that the amount of pleasure I have derived from live performance and recorded works by these musicians is incalculable. I would like to thank them all and to offer my sincere condolences to Jon and Dick's families and friends. Also to those of all the other Heroes, who have passed over.
Wolf Kotzur from Germany wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm:
I saw Jon with Colosseum, Colosseum II, Paraphernalia and the United Jazz & Rock Ensemble. Sometimes we met after the... Read more
I saw Jon with Colosseum, Colosseum II, Paraphernalia and the United Jazz & Rock Ensemble. Sometimes we met after the shows or talk via e-mail! Jon was an incredible friendly and warm-hearted man. I missed him but I think he is always around Barbara and his family. Thank you Jon for all and R.I.P.
Ray Buckler from england wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:29 pm:
First time I saw Jon was 1970 and feel so glad that together with my friend Lynette Shaw we caught... Read more
First time I saw Jon was 1970 and feel so glad that together with my friend Lynette Shaw we caught JCM on 10th April 2018 at the Robin, Wolverhampton where we stayed in the next room to him at the onsite hotel. Great gig to remember him by and we had a lovely chat after leaving us with fond memories from one of his last gigs. R.I.P. Jon Hiseman one of the worlds finest musicians and a gentleman.
Leon Economides from South Africa wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:23 pm:
I was very fortunate to meet and interview Jon, who was and will always be one of my alltime heroes,... Read more
I was very fortunate to meet and interview Jon, who was and will always be one of my alltime heroes, for my radio show, when I saw the band at the London Astoria in October 1999. He was kind, accommodating and extremely interesting to talk to. Paul Williams was on vocals with the band that night - I think Chris Farlowe was doing a gig with Van Morrison. I saw Jon perform a drum solo that completely blew my mind! I still have pics of that magical night!
Steve Townsend from UK|United Kingdom|GBR wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:19 pm:
From seeing Colosseum in their early days Jon was a continual inspiration to my drumming - he set a bar... Read more
From seeing Colosseum in their early days Jon was a continual inspiration to my drumming - he set a bar that I could never hope to reach but it taught me to keep trying to play better and better. His drumming was forceful and driving but also lyrical and endlessly creative. A man who played the drums very, very well....