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Christopher Lee from England wrote on August 20, 2019 at 10:52 am:
I saw Colosseum at the town hall in Oxford in 1970, (I think), that turned me onto Jon big time.... Read more
I saw Colosseum at the town hall in Oxford in 1970, (I think), that turned me onto Jon big time. I saw Colosseum several more times over the years and never lost my appreciation for them - fair thee well JH and may your god go with you.
Barrie Wheatley from Canada wrote on August 6, 2019 at 2:57 am:
Jon Hiseman awe inspiring musician,I was sold on Coliseum from the off,as a youngster in London I got to see... Read more
Jon Hiseman awe inspiring musician,I was sold on Coliseum from the off,as a youngster in London I got to see Tempest @ the Beeb recording studio's for the saturday night live (almost ) shows on the radio. I was an 18 year old drummer at the time and awe inspired, nicked a few of Jon's chops ( the easier ones ) such an incredible player / musician and followed through his music ever since. sincere condolences to Barbara and family I hope the tribute gets to B.C Canada.
Robert Thompson from France wrote on August 5, 2019 at 1:04 pm:
Been a fan since Stoke Newington days in London. R.I.P
Been a fan since Stoke Newington days in London. R.I.P
Steve from Mexico wrote on August 4, 2019 at 4:43 pm:
Became a fan when Colosseum fearured on Peel's Top Gear. Rushed out and bought the first album. Been a fan... Read more
Became a fan when Colosseum fearured on Peel's Top Gear. Rushed out and bought the first album. Been a fan ever since. Talked to Jon briefly after a Paraphernalia gig at the Bull's Head, Barnes. Told him I loved Colosseum, had seen them a couple of times, and asked, "Why not get the band back together?" He laughed. Barbara and Paraphernalia were brilliant, so that was his answer to me at that time. So happy Colosseum reformed nearly 20 years after that encounter. He was a truly great musician, a good man and I, like many, miss him very much. Still often play his music.
Dieter Aue from Germany wrote on July 26, 2019 at 11:21 pm:
Jon was an fascinating and impressive drummer. When I was i think 16 or 17 i saw him with Colosseum... Read more
Jon was an fascinating and impressive drummer. When I was i think 16 or 17 i saw him with Colosseum 2 in a little town Duderstadt in Germany. My Brother was six years older ans a fanatic Colosseum Fan. He did manage to let the rowdies to let him on stage to take photos because he told them he was from the press. The Drum solo was breathtaking, I have never seen a drummer like him again, a man who seems to be himself a part of the drums, not a drummer. He has enriched the world of music. Drum in Heaven !
Rob Widdicombe from Cornwall wrote on July 25, 2019 at 10:58 pm:
From the first few chuntering beats of Walking In The Park I was hooked by this man's genius. It made... Read more
From the first few chuntering beats of Walking In The Park I was hooked by this man's genius. It made me not want to take up percussion but just to revel in Jon's performances and compositons, on record and live. His legacy lies in all of us as stunning memories. Thank you for being in my life.
Lothar Armbrecht from Germany wrote on July 18, 2019 at 7:38 am:
Starting in my youth, when I played myself the bass guitar in a small band, the name John Hiseman was... Read more
Starting in my youth, when I played myself the bass guitar in a small band, the name John Hiseman was absolutely famous within the members of our band. I grew up and got old, but he stayed on top of all drummers in my opinion. I am so happy that I have seen him life at least once; together with Barbara on stage. It will be unforgettable! Your footprint is huge, thank you ! RIP
Colin Sharman from Wales wrote on July 17, 2019 at 4:50 pm:
As a drummer and percussionist myself, ever since first seeing Colloseum live in the late 60’s, and from the legendary... Read more
As a drummer and percussionist myself, ever since first seeing Colloseum live in the late 60’s, and from the legendary ‘Valentine Suite’ album onwards, through to seeing Jon playing drums in Paraphernalia in the 70’s and 80’s, I have always been a huge fan of Jon’s unique drumming. Add to that his pioneering bandleader roles, studio owner, producer, pioneer of digital music, and everything else he accomplished in his 74 years, and it is poignantly clear that he will be sorely missed forever.....
Doug from Canada wrote on July 17, 2019 at 12:53 pm:
I first discovered Colosseum's music in 1988, having found several used lps in Ottawa, Canada where I live. Immediately, I... Read more
I first discovered Colosseum's music in 1988, having found several used lps in Ottawa, Canada where I live. Immediately, I was very impressed with the wonderful technique and awesome power of that band, and still am today. Around 1990, I discovered Colosseum 2, with a used lp copy of Electric Savage in Ottawa, and was blown away by the invigorating freshness of that music. In more recent times, I have had the pleasure of seeing Jon Hiseman and Colosseum on dvd, and that furthered my reverence for him and his band! I have lived most of my life in Canada, and regret never having seen him live. I am so grateful for his super music, and he will always live on for me in that way. RIP, Jon
Stephen Jones from United Kingdom wrote on July 17, 2019 at 12:24 pm:
I will never forget the gigs in Chiddingfold and times near the fire in the Crown afterwards. Stuff of legends!... Read more
I will never forget the gigs in Chiddingfold and times near the fire in the Crown afterwards. Stuff of legends! https://www.facebook.com/GinMillBluesClub/

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