Philip John “Jon” Hiseman 21 June 1944 – 12 June 2018

Philip John “Jon” Hiseman (21 June 1944 – 12 June 2018) was an English drummer, recording engineer, record producer and music publisher…
In the mid-1960s Hiseman played in sessions such as the early Arthur Brown single, “Devil’s Grip”. In 1966 he replaced Ginger Baker in the Graham Bond Organisation and also played for a brief spell with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames. He then joined John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in 1968 playing on the iconic album Bare Wires. In April 1968 he left to form what has been described as the “seminal” jazz rock/progressive rock band, Colosseum. Colosseum disbanded in November 1971, although Hiseman later formed Colosseum II with Don Airey and Gary Moore in 1975.

In May 2018, Hiseman’s family reported that he was struggling with a brain tumor. He died at age 73 on 12 June 2018. He was 9 days short of his 74th birthday

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