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Ray Lee from England wrote on November 5, 2019 at 11:20 pm:
I saw colosseum 4 times....The first time at Bromley Technical college in 1970........and was hooked by the sheer authority and... Read more
I saw colosseum 4 times....The first time at Bromley Technical college in 1970........and was hooked by the sheer authority and sound of the band led by Jon and his finest of musicians creating wonderful thunderous riffs...........I'm always going back to playing the CDs (and the vinyls of course).....I've never forgotten jon hisemans mighty colosseum!........Thank you!
Phil Jackson from Scotland wrote on October 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm:
It all started for me after buying an original of Colosseum's 'Valentine Suite' on Vertigo. I am still listening all... Read more
It all started for me after buying an original of Colosseum's 'Valentine Suite' on Vertigo. I am still listening all these years late and am currently working on a comprehensive biography of Colosseum 1 and 2 for online resource The Great Rock Bible. There were many great drummers around but Jon was one of the best, certainly unsurpassed in the jazz rock idiom. He wrote great music as well of course and worked with top musicians. Jon will be sadly missed.
Johannes Krebs from Germany wrote on October 21, 2019 at 2:47 pm:
I've seen Jon more than 7 times live in different Bands – e.g. Colosseum, Colosseum 2, United Jazz & Rock... Read more
I've seen Jon more than 7 times live in different Bands – e.g. Colosseum, Colosseum 2, United Jazz & Rock Ensemble. Today I got the Information, that he died last year. This makes me very sad, because Jon was the person, who inspires me in an extraordinary way. One of these influences, away from all musical influences: The Arbiter Autotune Drum Kit. Jon Rest in Peace – you are one of the greatest drummers ever. My deep condolence to Barbara and his children. Johannes
Guy Grundy from United States wrote on October 18, 2019 at 1:00 am:
Simply one of the greatest drummers.I first was aware of Jon through the 1967 Mike Taylor, Trio album.Superb.But his work... Read more
Simply one of the greatest drummers.I first was aware of Jon through the 1967 Mike Taylor, Trio album.Superb.But his work on the original Colosseum albums demonstrated his supreme abilities. What a player!
Ben Crosland from England wrote on September 30, 2019 at 1:11 am:
I saw Colosseum in the early 70s at Huddersfield Poly. It was a great show and we were there as... Read more
I saw Colosseum in the early 70s at Huddersfield Poly. It was a great show and we were there as the band van was leaving after the gig. We waved and Jon gave us a thumbs up. I've never forgotten that.
Ben Murray from United Kingdom wrote on September 27, 2019 at 11:07 pm:
Jon was a tremendous talent, an absolute powerhouse of a drummer. He will be sorely missed. Very sad indeed.
Jon was a tremendous talent, an absolute powerhouse of a drummer. He will be sorely missed. Very sad indeed.
Dave Wagstaffe from UK wrote on September 27, 2019 at 9:59 pm:
I saw Jon playing countless times over the last fifty years, in numerous different band settings, and he was never... Read more
I saw Jon playing countless times over the last fifty years, in numerous different band settings, and he was never less than inspitational, and over all those years gave me more continuous inspiration than any other musician I have heard. I found him charming, very intelligent, extremely modest and with a great sense of humour. He is greatly missed. Rest in peace Jon.
Richard Mahon from Great Britain wrote on September 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm:
A great drummer, who I was lucky enough to see many times with Colosseum II, and Paraphernalia. Had wonderful times... Read more
A great drummer, who I was lucky enough to see many times with Colosseum II, and Paraphernalia. Had wonderful times at these gigs. Greatly missed.
PAOLO PELLICCIARI from Italia wrote on August 26, 2019 at 2:25 pm:
I saw Jon when I was 17. His drumming it is still in my head, the concert was what was... Read more
I saw Jon when I was 17. His drumming it is still in my head, the concert was what was recorded in the "Colosseum Live" , ciao Jon.... Paolo from Italy
Mike Nowick from United Kingdom wrote on August 21, 2019 at 1:55 am:
A greatly talented musician and gentleman, Rip Jon.
A greatly talented musician and gentleman, Rip Jon.

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