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Torbjørn Endrerud from Norway wrote on June 12, 2019 at 7:17 am:
A fantastic drummer who was my hero for half a century. Head of the Colosseum which was a band that... Read more
A fantastic drummer who was my hero for half a century. Head of the Colosseum which was a band that has deeply touched my soul. I'm very happy I was present at the farewell concert in London Feb 28, 2015. Thanks for everything Jon. RIP.
Tony Adams from England wrote on May 21, 2019 at 11:48 am:
A superb drummer, a superb man...a sad, sad loss.
A superb drummer, a superb man...a sad, sad loss.
Peter Sutherland from Scotland wrote on May 20, 2019 at 10:46 pm:
I first heard Colosseum when I was about 13 or 14. I went out and bought "Daughter of Time" and... Read more
I first heard Colosseum when I was about 13 or 14. I went out and bought "Daughter of Time" and have never lost the feeling that the playing of Jon and the boys gave me.I went on to hear ( buy) all the other records up to Colosseum II. I have sought out tempest, Barbara's l.p.s and the reformed Colosseum. His playing on these recordings was tremendous and inspiring.A regret is not getting to see him play "in the flesh". Sadly missed, R.I.P. - what am I saying - Go make a racket!!
Lasse Stenman from Sweden wrote on May 8, 2019 at 8:13 pm:
A true English original and a great drummer in all his guises. There is a cruel irony in the fact... Read more
A true English original and a great drummer in all his guises. There is a cruel irony in the fact that the JCM-project became the swan song for Hiseman. But please continue to celebrate the legacy of Jon and his peers! Love from Sweden
Chris Warburton from United Kingdom wrote on May 5, 2019 at 10:15 pm:
Jon's drumming has been the pulse of my life. Will miss him so much.
Jon's drumming has been the pulse of my life. Will miss him so much.
alan todd from england wrote on May 4, 2019 at 12:36 am:
Followed the man and bands since 1969. Saw JCM last year at the Stables, I'm gutted.
Followed the man and bands since 1969. Saw JCM last year at the Stables, I'm gutted.
Rex Burton from UK wrote on May 3, 2019 at 6:51 pm:
I first saw Jon play in a famous jazz venue in Frankfurt in the 70s I didn't know about him... Read more
I first saw Jon play in a famous jazz venue in Frankfurt in the 70s I didn't know about him at the time. He started with a very fast Bossa Nova which mesmerised me. Having been a "semi-pro" for a few years before, seeing Jon's command of dynamics, made me realise how far I had to improve, to approach his level of playing, and of course, I only scratched the surface of jazz percussion study and playing. Thank you Jon for inspiring me to improve.
Ian Courtman from United Kingdom wrote on May 1, 2019 at 7:53 pm:
I was lucky enough to know Jon as the dad of one of my best friends at school, Marcus. We... Read more
I was lucky enough to know Jon as the dad of one of my best friends at school, Marcus. We spent many happy days at their home and both he and Barbara put up with a bunch of noisy teenagers with their typical kindness and generosity - I should apologise for the odd bottle of wine we may have drunk while they were away on tour too, but I'll blame Marcus for that 🙂 I have very fond memories of driving in Marcus car listening to Colloseum 1 and 2 on cassette tape and remember hearing him rehearse for hours and hours to hone his talent. I am truly saddened to hear of his passing and hope that the love and respect being expressed by so many people for Jon can bring some comfort to Barbara, Marcus and Ana. Best Wishes, Ian xx
Thomas Haas from Deutschland wrote on April 29, 2019 at 7:43 pm:
Jon (and Barbara) I just want to thank you for the roughly 40 years of joy and extasy you have... Read more
Jon (and Barbara) I just want to thank you for the roughly 40 years of joy and extasy you have given me ! Many, many thanks !
BRYAN MOORE from USA wrote on April 18, 2019 at 2:16 am:
I discovered Jon in '68 when I bought Mayall's "Bare Wires" LP. I was a huge Colosseum fan; kind of... Read more
I discovered Jon in '68 when I bought Mayall's "Bare Wires" LP. I was a huge Colosseum fan; kind of unique for someone living in Idaho! He was definitely my inspiration to learn to play the drums; even took the 1st Colosseum album to my instructor (who was amazed.) I love watching clips of the reunited band on YouTube & I think Jon must've been a very likeable guy. I hope to "sport him a pint" when I see him in Drummer's Heaven!

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