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Peter Lemer from GB wrote on June 12, 2019 at 1:13 pm:
He was always scouting ahead, clearing a way that I could follow. Always ready to give and receive help. A... Read more
He was always scouting ahead, clearing a way that I could follow. Always ready to give and receive help. A great trainer by example, and a great musician.
Peter Wiseman from United Kingdom wrote on June 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm:
You left us too soon Jon but you'll never be forgotten. I loved meeting you on the two occasions at... Read more
You left us too soon Jon but you'll never be forgotten. I loved meeting you on the two occasions at Ronnie Scott's and you truly were one of my favourite drummers.; Fortunately, you live on through the media of recordings and DVDs so you'll always be a part of my musical life.
Dave Pimbblet from UK wrote on June 12, 2019 at 10:07 am:
I am so grateful to have had a few chances to see Jon play with Colosseum, always been a fan... Read more
I am so grateful to have had a few chances to see Jon play with Colosseum, always been a fan since I saw Colosseum 2 I think on ‘Sight and Sound in Concert’ back in the 70’s.. blew my socks off!! The last time I saw Colosseum was with Barbara stepping in for Dick at Butlins Giants of Rock and I was in the front row with 3 Colosseum virgins... blew their socks off ... what a gig, what a family and what a legacy .. fab, just bloody fab! RIP Jon and much love to the rest of that amazing family. Dave x
Guido Fritdum from Austria wrote on June 12, 2019 at 9:34 am:
Watching him play, convinced me to stop fooling around with my drumkit and leave that Instrument. He was simply unbelievable... Read more
Watching him play, convinced me to stop fooling around with my drumkit and leave that Instrument. He was simply unbelievable and I will never forget any of his concerts I've been able to attend and enjoy. Rest in Peace
Matjaz Kumelj from Slovenia wrote on June 12, 2019 at 8:22 am:
As a young country boy of 15 in 1972 started college in a big city, met with some older friends... Read more
As a young country boy of 15 in 1972 started college in a big city, met with some older friends who collected records, which was quite a demanding endeavour in the time of hard socialism in a communist country. One evening they invited me to their home and played some records for me. Among the few they possesed was Valentyne's Suite. I never heard something similar before and was amazed and hooked for life. I was lucky to be at one of the last of Jon's shows with JCM in Vienna before he passed away. Always remembered!
Marcel Markus Graves from United Kingdom wrote on June 12, 2019 at 7:59 am:
From the beginning Jon was an inspiration as a musician and a person will never be forgotten Jon leaves a... Read more
From the beginning Jon was an inspiration as a musician and a person will never be forgotten Jon leaves a legacy of music that will continue to inspire future generations he will be missed but his light will continue to shine 💗💗💗
Percy van Staden from South Africa wrote on June 12, 2019 at 7:19 am:
For me, Jon Hiseman set the benchmark in drumming when I first heard him (on Daughter of Time) in December... Read more
For me, Jon Hiseman set the benchmark in drumming when I first heard him (on Daughter of Time) in December 1970. Colosseum Live remains one of my top-3 albums. I read everything I could find about Jon in the music media, and my admiration for the man soon equaled my idolisation of the drummer. It was with shock and deep sadness that I read about his passing a year ago. It felt as if I'd lost a friend and mentor I'd never met in person. Rest in peace, Jon Hiseman.
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!!

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