Jon Hiseman | Book of Remembrance 2018-07-10T12:38:24+01:00

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Mike Grove from UK wrote on July 11, 2018 at 9:02 am:
So sad to have only just heard of Jon's passing. My condolences to Barbara and the family. I was such... Read more
So sad to have only just heard of Jon's passing. My condolences to Barbara and the family. I was such a fan in their Paraphernalia years, particularly with Dill Katz and Colin Dudman. Listening to Aliyah live, now, goosebumps...
Kari Kukkonen from Finland wrote on July 11, 2018 at 8:18 am:
On Saturday the 22nd of August in 1970 the 5 piece Colosseum played as the main act at the first... Read more
On Saturday the 22nd of August in 1970 the 5 piece Colosseum played as the main act at the first Finnish ”Woodstock” called Ruisrock. They were awesome and I became a lifelong fan of theirs. I was a bassist but Jon appeared to be my hero number one, a world star from UK. At first I didn't understand why this was, but later I have understood it fully. Of course the whole band and the music was superb but Jon was just above all. At the time I could not possibly imagine that one day I would have the chance to sit in the same small table with him. I did not have that dream but this happened in 2011 when Colosseum played Keitelejazz in Finland where I had the honor to host the band during their 3 day stay. On Saturday Jon said ”It's a lunch time” and we (my wife and me) went for a lunch together with the lovely couple Jon and Barbara. We walked through the city center to one of the best restaurants in town, had the lunch talking about quite normal things and Jon taking good care of Barbara. Since 1993 we had met several times but never like this. For the last time I was in contact with Jon on the 5th of May 2018, so 3 days before the first operation, when I got a message from him to my phone. I won`t tell the content of the message here. Thank You Jon for all nice memories You gave us during about 50 years. Our condolences and best wishes to Barbara, Ana and Marcus.
Tony Scullion from UK wrote on July 11, 2018 at 7:24 am:
He certainly left his mark in this world. I’ll never forget seeing Colosseum at their last gig in Shepherds Bush... Read more
He certainly left his mark in this world. I’ll never forget seeing Colosseum at their last gig in Shepherds Bush (the only time I saw them). I caught Jon twice this year, once with the Peter Lemer Quintet and later with the fantastic JCM. My introduction to Jon was a clip of a live broadcast of BT Paraphernalia shown on the OGWT back in the late 70’s. I’ve followed him ever since. RIP Jon.
Phil Parker from UK wrote on July 11, 2018 at 3:07 am:
First saw Jon and Colosseum at The Bath Music Festival in 1969 as a 17yr old schoolboy. From then he... Read more
First saw Jon and Colosseum at The Bath Music Festival in 1969 as a 17yr old schoolboy. From then he became something of an icon for me and though we never met, he positively influenced aspects of my life from afar. He has gone, but we can take comfort from the knowledge that his music lives on.
Rex Burton UK from UK wrote on July 11, 2018 at 1:16 am:
Jon inspired me with his real presence on the drumset. He made me realise just how unique his dynamic playing... Read more
Jon inspired me with his real presence on the drumset. He made me realise just how unique his dynamic playing was. I shall never forget him. The last of the great show drummers of our era.
Lili from United Kingdom wrote on July 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm:
I miss my grandpa so much I only saw him for six years 🙁 😭😭😭😭😢😰 I really feel like I... Read more
I miss my grandpa so much I only saw him for six years 🙁 😭😭😭😭😢😰 I really feel like I could go back in time and spend more time with him - it’s really sad 😭😭 I love my grandfather so much he made me who I am he gave me the silly funny part of me. I wish you come back to life I wish magic could happen and we could go back in time 🤞🏻🙏🏻😖😔
luigi magli from italia wrote on July 10, 2018 at 8:11 pm:
grande !!!!!!! ho avuto la gioia di ascoltarti in Calabria- (sud Italia) insieme al grande gruppo dei COLOSSEUM che ho... Read more
grande !!!!!!! ho avuto la gioia di ascoltarti in Calabria- (sud Italia) insieme al grande gruppo dei COLOSSEUM che ho tanto ammirato e seguito anche da ragazzo...ci mancherai.
Tom Harris from Wales wrote on July 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm:
I played with Jon in the New Jazz Orchestra way back in 64/65 a great guy and a great musician... Read more
I played with Jon in the New Jazz Orchestra way back in 64/65 a great guy and a great musician RIP my friend.
Steve Lawrence from U.K. wrote on July 10, 2018 at 7:15 pm:
In 1971 I bought Live as a naive 16 year old. Nearly fell off the bed during the intro to... Read more
In 1971 I bought Live as a naive 16 year old. Nearly fell off the bed during the intro to Rope ladder. That excitement has never faded. Thanks Jon for everything. A life well run my friend
Massimo from Italia wrote on July 10, 2018 at 7:05 pm:
Ciao maestro!
Ciao maestro!

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