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Brent Keefe from UK wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm:
I first ‘discovered’ Jon in 1978 when Colosseum II exploded on to my TV screen on BBC’s Sight & Sound... Read more
I first ‘discovered’ Jon in 1978 when Colosseum II exploded on to my TV screen on BBC’s Sight & Sound ‘In Concert’ and it made a significant impact on my pre-teenage brain. In the early 80s, I saw Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia on several occasions and that only confirmed what an inspiring musician Jon was. Many years later, I found myself conducting the 1st of several interviews with Jon and, over the course of those interviews, was fortunate to get to know Jon a little better. What I discovered was an equally inspiring man. He was warm, intelligent, inquisitive, enthusiastic, funny, observant, energetic, humble and a man of complete integrity. I feel utterly privileged to have been able to get to know him and spend several hours in conversation with him. I only wish I could have known him longer. RIP Jon. Thank you for all of the great music and conversations.
Roy Burton from England, UK wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm:
I first became aware of Jon from the John Mayall era and followed him ever since, seen the band many... Read more
I first became aware of Jon from the John Mayall era and followed him ever since, seen the band many times over the years, he was one of the all time great Drummers, fascinating to watch and a real gentleman to talk to after a show and always obliging with an autograph, Jon will be a great loss to us all but we can all listen to his playing from his recordings.
Ed Spevock from UK wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:13 pm:
I did a session for Dick Heckstall Smith on drums. Jon was producing. I nearly crapped myself when I found... Read more
I did a session for Dick Heckstall Smith on drums. Jon was producing. I nearly crapped myself when I found out. He got me through it. Kindness and encouragement personified. What Mensch. Happy trails Jon. I won’t forget you. May your memory be a blessing.
Paul Robinson from UK wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:12 pm:
I knew Jon from the mid 70s when I played with Jeff Clyne’s Turning Point. It was always a pleasure... Read more
I knew Jon from the mid 70s when I played with Jeff Clyne’s Turning Point. It was always a pleasure talking to Jon, he had such great stories & memories of experiences from a different time in the music industry, & of course working with the then young musicians who would later become ‘household’ names. Always a pleasure. A great in the music industry that will be greatly missed. 🎶🎵.
Jeff Starrs from France wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:12 pm:
My dear friend Chris Welch of Melody Maker introduced me, MM Office Boy, to Colosseum way back then. Fond memories,... Read more
My dear friend Chris Welch of Melody Maker introduced me, MM Office Boy, to Colosseum way back then. Fond memories, indeed.
Ingo Saager from Germany wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm:
Thank you so much for the Musik. RIP Jon Hiseman.
Thank you so much for the Musik. RIP Jon Hiseman.
Dave Ward from United Kingdom wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:04 pm:
A true inspiration whose influence is so widespread. My personal reflection: as a teenager and new drummer in the late... Read more
A true inspiration whose influence is so widespread. My personal reflection: as a teenager and new drummer in the late 1960s Jon gave me something to which I hoped to aspire in time. John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, the seminal Colosseum, Tempest, reformed Colosseum, Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia and so much more. A shining light hero in his own right, an ongoing inspiration and what a CV!
Justin from United Kingdom wrote on July 7, 2018 at 11:12 am:
Dear Jon, you were my teacher, my friend, my confidante, my biggest supporter. You taught me to listen. Thank you... Read more
Dear Jon, you were my teacher, my friend, my confidante, my biggest supporter. You taught me to listen. Thank you for everything.
Ana Gracey from United Kingdom wrote on June 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm:
My dear Dad passed away this week. There is no consolation, however the many stories that his friends and fans... Read more
My dear Dad passed away this week. There is no consolation, however the many stories that his friends and fans have told us have given us so much comfort. We have set up this 'Book of Remembrance' so folks can continue to pay tribute to him. He continues to live in all of us who have known him, however briefly. The beat goes on...

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