Jon Hiseman R.I.P.

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  1. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

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    One of the greatest drummers most of the world will never have heard of died earlier today following a brain haemorrhage as a result of brain cancer. I've been listening to his music since 1968. I'm gutted... :-& :cry:

    His legacy and back catalogue are extensive and will live on...

    Jon Hiseman - Wikipedia
     
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    @David Shouksmith

    I never followed the members of Colosseum after they broke up.

    I do remember very well the Bluesbreaker’s “Bare Wires”: a couple of us smuggled a copy into boarding school to listen to surreptitiously in the music rooms when the heat wasn’t around.

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    No, I didn't much either although I kept a bit of an eye ear out for Jon Hiseman and Clem Clempson. I never cared at all for Chris Farlowe's voice and I still don't, although I chatted to him briefly after one of their gigs in 2003 and he proved to be a nice bloke.

    Jon's funeral is this Thursday about 300 miles away from me. I would have gone but it's to be a quiet family affair and I'll respect that. Still gutted, tho'... :-& :( :cry:
     
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    That's sad. I have all the Colosseum albums. Will put Valentyne Suite on the Cd player tonight.
     
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    I have seen many good drummers, but I never saw Jon in a live concert.
     
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    Cremated today on what would have been his 74th birthday... :-& :cry:

    Anyway, at the risk of offending your ears again, Trevor - I recall you described 'Dark Side of the Moog' as "instantly forgettable" - here's another serving, this time in 1968/9. Fast and accurate and he only got better with time:-



    I've always thought that was Hendrix wandering in around the 2.00 minute mark to see who it was blowing up a storm. However probably not so - he was due to appear at that show but didn't manage to fly in from New York on time...
     
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    Hopefully this isn't too disrespectful, but Mitch Mitchell was another astounding drummer but he never really gets the praise he deserves IMO. His work with Hendrix is always overshadowed by the ggreat man himself.
     
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    First of all I should have phrased my words more carefully.
    In my life i have attended many live concerts, but did not see Jon in any of them, although I certainly knew about him.

    Secondly David,
    your recollections are pure fantasy! :lol:
     
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