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John and Virginia Cumming from UK wrote on January 17, 2020 at 12:57 pm:
Dear Barbara and family, We would like to send our deep condolences to you all and express our sorrow at... Read more
Dear Barbara and family, We would like to send our deep condolences to you all and express our sorrow at Jon’s untimely death - a little late but no matter. Ginnie has known the Thompson family since her childhood, and John has known and worked with Barbara and Jon. We know very well what a wonderful support Jon was and how very much you must miss him. Good luck and best wishes to you all.
Fred DeGrussa from UK wrote on December 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm:
I saw Jon play a few times with Barbara in Paraphernalia, he was absolutely awesome, as was the band, and... Read more
I saw Jon play a few times with Barbara in Paraphernalia, he was absolutely awesome, as was the band, and I went away inspired to practise harder to try and attain his mastery of the instrument. He was a true great and will be missed greatly.
Vito Nobile from Italia wrote on December 2, 2019 at 10:17 pm:
I'm 63, and I've known Jon Hiseman since I was 14. It was 1971, I listened to Valentyne’s Suite from... Read more
I'm 63, and I've known Jon Hiseman since I was 14. It was 1971, I listened to Valentyne’s Suite from a friend: at the time, we loaned each other's albums; I gave him 4 or 5 lp and to his question about what I wanted to hear, I always answered Valentyne’s Suite. Then I went ahead and Jon's plays and collections have become so many, and they still go on: Colosseum II with Holdsworth and Williams, his fills on Things We Like and The Machine Demands…. For 50 years Jon has been in my life and accompanies my existence, why should he ever get out of it? This text is automatically translated from Italian into English with Google translator: I apologize for any errors.
Thomas Mackay from Scotland wrote on November 23, 2019 at 7:06 pm:
It was with shock that I have just heard of Jon's death, Colossuem was a huge part of my life... Read more
It was with shock that I have just heard of Jon's death, Colossuem was a huge part of my life and still is, I have just played my favourite album live in 1971 to me the greatest album I have ever heard. His music will live with me until I shuffle of this world. God bless you
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.

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