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

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Martin Meads from UK wrote on July 10, 2018 at 3:39 pm:
From the first time I saw Jon perform I was taken in by his musicianship and from that moment followed... Read more
From the first time I saw Jon perform I was taken in by his musicianship and from that moment followed many of the projects which he performed right up to JCM and The Stables. I will never forget some of the conversations, tips and humour. Jon became the foundation for much of my own playing and often even today I think "I wonder what Jon would do here!" Cheers for many great memories and we miss you.
Anders Pettersson from Sweden wrote on July 10, 2018 at 3:17 pm:
Heard Jon first on the Live Colosseum record in ’71, next saw him with Tempest in Linköping, Sweden in ’73,... Read more
Heard Jon first on the Live Colosseum record in ’71, next saw him with Tempest in Linköping, Sweden in ’73, then I met one of my best friend and my best man at my wedding when we discussed the best drummel in ’75, we both thought Jon was the best, fourth saw Colosseum II in Stockholm, Sweden in ’76. Fifth saw Colosseum in Äänekoski, Finland in ’11, sixth was at Shepherds Bush and the last hurray in’15 and finally JCM at the Stables, Milton Keynes in ’18........he’s been around me for a Long time and will be! Thanks Jon for the music!
John Garcia from USA wrote on July 10, 2018 at 3:12 pm:
I took a Jazz 101 class in college and we were asked to write a paper about a jazz musician... Read more
I took a Jazz 101 class in college and we were asked to write a paper about a jazz musician as our final assignment. I somehow hit on Jon Hiseman for my subject and looked for every album of his I could find. I had some Colloseum, Jack Bruce, Colloseum II as my starting points and they all opened my ears to new and fascinating sounds and rhythms. I am so glad I wrote that paper and discovered Jon's work. I hope his family and friends find some solace in his legacy.
Laurence Todd from England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 3:08 pm:
I interviewed Jon earlier this year for an article in Rock Society magazine, and I found Jon to be a... Read more
I interviewed Jon earlier this year for an article in Rock Society magazine, and I found Jon to be a warm and very engaging raconteur, with some great stories to tell. I've always enjoyed his music and, despite his sad demise, his legacy will remain.
Greg Pursall wrote on July 10, 2018 at 3:02 pm:
Without Jon’s great musical vision, Colosseum, the best live band ever I have had the privilege to witness perform, would... Read more
Without Jon’s great musical vision, Colosseum, the best live band ever I have had the privilege to witness perform, would never have existed and the world would have certainly been much the poorer for it. Jon was truly a pioneer and hugely charismatic , gifted individual whose influence in the world of great memorable music cannot be underestimated. His peerless drumming skills , in my view , was the stuff of legends, and he had few equals. It was a privilege to meet him on the very last Colosseum gig at Shepherds Bush, and a memory I will cherish forever. Despite his passing, his legacy and vision will live on, as will the enduring memory of a true musical pioneer.
Mark Edward Blewer from England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm:
I was aware of Jon Hiseman, via Georgie Fame, Grahan Bond and John Mayall. It was only after I had... Read more
I was aware of Jon Hiseman, via Georgie Fame, Grahan Bond and John Mayall. It was only after I had seen Colosseum at The Marquee Club, in Wardour Street, that I became a committed fan. John Mayall, whose band Dick, Jon and Tony, had recently left got up on stage and did a few numbers with them. This tacit affirmation from The Father Of British Blues, augured well for the fledgling group. Over the years, I was fortunate to see the band many times and the pleasure I have derived from live performance and recorded works by these musicians, is incalculable. I would like to thank them all for the gifts they so generously bestowed and offer my sincere condolences to the families, fans and friends of Dick and Jon. Also, to the other Heroes, who have passed over, their spirits travel on.
Stuart Hirst from Yorkshire, England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:48 pm:
As a new university student, in 1969, I saw many great bands doing the student circuit, but Colosseum became my... Read more
As a new university student, in 1969, I saw many great bands doing the student circuit, but Colosseum became my heartbeat! Over 2 years, I saw the band in their first incarnation 18 times, followed their resurgence & this year, JCM. I would never have thought that my heroes would become friends in later life! Jon, & his music, has already been part of my life for 50 years. It will continue to be with me.
Andy Cutts from United Kingdom wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:41 pm:
I first saw a young Jon when he took over the drum stool in the Graham Bond Organisation. I followed... Read more
I first saw a young Jon when he took over the drum stool in the Graham Bond Organisation. I followed his career and was hoping to see him with Clem and Mark. The mighty Colosseum will always remain one of my favourite bands. God bless,Jon.
Mark Edward Blewer from England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:35 pm:
I was aware of Jon Hiseman, via Georgie Fame, Graham Bond and John Mayall. However, it wasn't until I saw... Read more
I was aware of Jon Hiseman, via Georgie Fame, Graham Bond and John Mayall. However, it wasn't until I saw Colosseum, at The Marquee Club in Wardour Street, that I became a lifelong fan. John Mayall, whose band Dick, Jon and Tony, had recently left to form Colosseum, got up on stage and did a few numbers with them. This tacit affirmation from The Father Of The British Blues, was to stand them in good stead. I saw them many times after that and must say, that the amount of pleasure I have derived from live performance and recorded works by these musicians is incalculable. I would like to thank them all and to offer my sincere condolences to Jon and Dick's families and friends. Also to those of all the other Heroes, who have passed over.
Wolf Kotzur from Germany wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm:
I saw Jon with Colosseum, Colosseum II, Paraphernalia and the United Jazz & Rock Ensemble. Sometimes we met after the... Read more
I saw Jon with Colosseum, Colosseum II, Paraphernalia and the United Jazz & Rock Ensemble. Sometimes we met after the shows or talk via e-mail! Jon was an incredible friendly and warm-hearted man. I missed him but I think he is always around Barbara and his family. Thank you Jon for all and R.I.P.

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