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Ian Benn from United Kingdom wrote on June 16, 2021 at 1:23 pm:
Met Mr Hiseman several times at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. Always the perfect gentleman and made time to... Read more
Met Mr Hiseman several times at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. Always the perfect gentleman and made time to talk music and drums. Feel privileged to have met him. Best wishes to all his family.
Phil Bedford from United Kingdom wrote on May 28, 2021 at 1:33 pm:
Such fond memories of a superb band and a genius drummer starting with a Colosseum concert at Aston University in... Read more
Such fond memories of a superb band and a genius drummer starting with a Colosseum concert at Aston University in 1970/71 and then being able to relive every moment with the Live album on vinyl. The line up of a band will change as time goes by for many reasons, but Jon managed to find some inspired replacements for departing members which generally not only maintained the quality of the music, but also took the band to another level. Taken much too soon, and working right up to the end. Thank you for the music. RIP.
Philip Barrow from UK wrote on May 16, 2021 at 3:47 pm:
I first heard Valentyne Suite in 1980 and was an instant fan. I love Jon's work, from Graham bond right... Read more
I first heard Valentyne Suite in 1980 and was an instant fan. I love Jon's work, from Graham bond right through John Mayall, the original Colosseum, Tempest, Colosseum 2, and back to the Colosseum reunion. I was lucky enough to see Colosseum on the first reunion tour (twice), and then finally on a wondefully emotional evening at Minehead in early 2015. The musicality, energy and brilliance of the band on that night will stay with me forever. Thank You Jon, Barbara, and all the guys, the fire will burn in my heart for all of my life.
Ian mcdougall from Scotland wrote on April 13, 2021 at 9:47 pm:
For me?- โ€œ Bare Wiresโ€ and the first Colosseum album . Thank you.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
For me?- โ€œ Bare Wiresโ€ and the first Colosseum album . Thank you.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Robert Herbe from Austria wrote on April 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm:
I had the pleasure to work for Jon as a light technician in Salzburg, Austria, on several occasions. A true... Read more
I had the pleasure to work for Jon as a light technician in Salzburg, Austria, on several occasions. A true gentleman, a fantastic musician and a man with a good sense of humor.
Paul McAteer from Ireland wrote on February 28, 2021 at 12:11 am:
Jon was a beautiful spirit and great inspiration to me. Barbara and Jon were (are) a wonderful team.
Jon was a beautiful spirit and great inspiration to me. Barbara and Jon were (are) a wonderful team.
Ged Upton from Great Britain wrote on February 11, 2021 at 9:59 am:
I met Jon around 1975 when I worked for a music shop in Banbury. We had booked him to do... Read more
I met Jon around 1975 when I worked for a music shop in Banbury. We had booked him to do a drum clinic for either Rogers or Arbiters. I cannot recall which, I am sorry but time slips by and I left the trade shortly afterwards. He was outstanding both as a drummer, person and presenter of the product. Jon answered all questions with humour and honesty. At this time I remember he was trying to replace the gap in the front line vocals and guitar either from Tempest or the remnants of Colosseum. I was a semi-pro bass player on the local pop and jazz scene at the time and to meet one of my heroes was an honour, I never told Jon I was a muso. Jon we all miss you, such a formidable percussionist and leader. Our's and Barbara's loss is no less years later. Thanks for the music Jon.
Phil Brown from UK wrote on February 9, 2021 at 5:27 pm:
I know it's been a while since Jon's sad passing but I am currently much reminded of the great musical... Read more
I know it's been a while since Jon's sad passing but I am currently much reminded of the great musical legacy that he left us. I've been listening to some Colosseum, Paraphernalia and even came across some recordings by the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble. All good stuff! Some of my fondest musical memories are of being stuffed into the Cellar Bar at South Hill Park, Bracknell when Paraphernalia made one of their occasional visits. I've always been drawn to drummers and it was great to get up close to a master at work.
Kevin Ritchie from USA wrote on February 8, 2021 at 1:28 pm:
I never saw Colosseum, but their records got me through late nights in northern Maine winters, back in my youth... Read more
I never saw Colosseum, but their records got me through late nights in northern Maine winters, back in my youth during the 70s. Beauty in the darkness. Thank you, Jon.
Peter Glanvill from UK wrote on January 28, 2021 at 4:26 pm:
I think I first saw Colosseum way back in 1970 but it might have been earlier. Loved their music. Finally... Read more
I think I first saw Colosseum way back in 1970 but it might have been earlier. Loved their music. Finally met Jon Hiseman in the late 70's when he was playing locally to me with Paraphernalia. He pointed out he had been longer with Paraphernalia than Colosseum had existed (that was before it reformed).

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