It began with an LP of the Graham Bond Organisation. In 1968 heard Walking in the park, at the tim... Read more
It began with an LP of the Graham Bond Organisation. In 1968 heard Walking in the park, at the tim I was working in a warehouse in the center of Frankfurt, selling records.
Especially on crowdy Saturdays I blasted the tiny speaker system with sounds of Colosseum. My sales increased, colleagues felt terrorized by that kind of music, so the boss upgraded me being responsable to order the records. In 1970 first saw Colosseum at a pop festival in Cologne, two concerts, they had to avoid breaks because other acts did not show up. Jon Hiseman ant he band played like hell, I was close to the stage. Years later another concert, again and again, then Barbara Thompson, with her Paraphernalia, later with Jon Hiseman at the drums. Always inspiring. At a concert in a Frankfurt museum I took the chance talking with both, absolutely friendly, open, warm, no arrogance, patient with me, just completely normal. One time during a show Jon asked the public if there was anybody who has a bed for that same night for one of the musicians, "We are an economioc band, so..." People were stunned and laughing. There is no musician of which I attended more concerts, about 10 or 12. There are two important things in life, time and good feelings. Jon, and Barbara, thank you for giving me both.