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David Emmerson from United Kingdom wrote on March 26, 2020 at 11:03 am:
I discovered Colosseum as a teenager in the late '60's, with Valentyne Suite at the top of my record pile.... Read more
I discovered Colosseum as a teenager in the late '60's, with Valentyne Suite at the top of my record pile. As a would be drummer, Jon's playing amazed me and I was fortunate to see the band in 1970 at the Bath Festival and a year later in Manchester. In 1999 i was privileged to Meet Jon at a Paraphernalia gig in Suffolk. What a kind, generous guy who took my star struck blabberings in his stride and chatted for some time. RIP Jon. Love to his family.
Richard Wheeler from UK wrote on March 25, 2020 at 3:47 pm:
As a drummer myself (although not in the same sport never mind league as Jon Hiseman) I first saw Colosseum... Read more
As a drummer myself (although not in the same sport never mind league as Jon Hiseman) I first saw Colosseum at the Bath festiuval and remember Jon's full on solo. I then saw him them at Bromley College where for some reason the social committee hadn't advertised the event and so they had no money to pay the band! The band agreed to play a 'rehearsal' (i.e. for free) of what turned out to be the album Colosseum Live in front of less than 100 fans; it was a fantastic night and a close up view of the master at work. Saw him again with Tempest in 1974 ish and from then on sadly never again live.. Fantastic drummer and I could never understand why Jon's name never appeared on the many lists of top drummers
Frans Gruteke from Netherlands wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:13 pm:
I followed him since Bare Wires (John Mayall) Still have the lp's Colosseum and the cd's
I followed him since Bare Wires (John Mayall) Still have the lp's Colosseum and the cd's
IMOGEN O'NEILL NEE JONES from Uk wrote on March 22, 2020 at 4:53 pm:
Finding the news of Jon's death just today while browsing on line, this being the 5 year anniversary of my... Read more
Finding the news of Jon's death just today while browsing on line, this being the 5 year anniversary of my dad's death. Also today, by chance, while clearing some space in preparation for an 'at home' life for my family in this Coronavirus pandemic crisis, I found a wonderful photo of Barbara given to me some 50 years ago and signed. It's treasured and I'm so glad I have unearthed it. The story us that when I was a child Jon and Barbara lived next door to my family in Shepperton. I was awe struck by Jon and Barbara and would spend afternoons in their house while they made music. And we'd often hear Jon playing on the drums while we were in the garden. Those times are such happy memories... Barbara... I hope you read this and can remember those times some 50 years ago. Much love on thus special day all round... Xx
Matt Graf from Switzerland wrote on March 17, 2020 at 12:08 pm:
Jon Hiseman is- & will be forever my "ALL-TIME-HERO" on drums. R.I.P. Jon
Jon Hiseman is- & will be forever my "ALL-TIME-HERO" on drums. R.I.P. Jon
Marco Kilmer from Germany wrote on March 3, 2020 at 9:25 pm:
When I discovered Colosseum it changed my (musical) life. Thanks, Jon, for leaving Mr. Mayall and calling Dick and the... Read more
When I discovered Colosseum it changed my (musical) life. Thanks, Jon, for leaving Mr. Mayall and calling Dick and the other guys. He was an outstanding drummer and lovely human being. There are not many of his calibre. The memories and the music will live on.
Mark Hardy from UK wrote on March 2, 2020 at 2:21 pm:
I was completely devastated when I heard of Jon's untimely passing. I had not seen Jon for a good 20... Read more
I was completely devastated when I heard of Jon's untimely passing. I had not seen Jon for a good 20 years since I was living abroad until 2018. I will have the fondest memories of Jon as a drummer, friend and mentor. His playing was always a level I could only ever aspire to but it was his character that really shone through - always upbeat (no pun intended!), dynamic, charming, erudite, focused and wise. He rehearsed Colosseum II in my rehearsal room back in the 70s. He was one of my most loyal customers and, if that was not enough, took the huge gamble of taking out my PA system on its first tour. We did 5 or 6 tours with Colosseum II and I personally tour managed three of those tours when Jon's long time tour manager, Alan, fell ill so got to be quite close with Jon. They were magical times, not least for the fantastic music every night. So, so sad that he has gone and I feel devastated for Barbara. Yes, Jon was more than a friend and the abiding memory for me is that he was a true gentleman - in all senses of the word.
geert ryssen from Belgium wrote on February 28, 2020 at 4:10 pm:
Jon was my all-time drum hero, Colosseum and all his other musical projects have been essential in my musical growth... Read more
Jon was my all-time drum hero, Colosseum and all his other musical projects have been essential in my musical growth and experience. He's sadly missed. Strength to Barbara and his son and daughter and grandchildren. Your music lives on!
Jürgen Ott from Germany wrote on February 23, 2020 at 1:03 am:
I was lucky to see three Colosseum shows in Germany. Jon, you have always been my favourite drummer and I‘m... Read more
I was lucky to see three Colosseum shows in Germany. Jon, you have always been my favourite drummer and I‘m very happy to have a pic of us two. Your Valentine Suite is a masterpiece in rock history. Your music will last for ever.
Nick Osborne from Uk wrote on February 3, 2020 at 8:05 pm:
Only just found out abour about. Jon .Saw him backing John Mayalls"Bluesbreakers. It was wow!1968 Following progress thier on, many... Read more
Only just found out abour about. Jon .Saw him backing John Mayalls"Bluesbreakers. It was wow!1968 Following progress thier on, many live Colloseium concerts. Then got older wirh family ect lost touch. But took my wife and daughter to Ronnie Scott's bridged that gap. Most enjoyable evening. God Bless

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