Jazz-Rock group Colosseum came to fame in 1969 when the band led by legendary drummer Jon Hiseman released its debut album Those Who Are About To Die Salute You.
Best selling studio albums followed, notably Valentyne Suite (1969) and The Daughter of Time is Truth(1970). Changes in personnel saw the arrival of the soulful Chris Farlowe, famed for his Sixties chart hit ‘Out Of Time’ and Clem Clempson, the young blues guitar virtuoso and vocalist and bass player Mark Clarke.
However the group broke up in 1971 and the musicians went their separate ways, Clem joining Steve Marriott in Humble Pie, and Mark joining Jon Hiseman’s new band Tempest. Jon would later form Colosseum 11 with Gary Moore on guitar before joining his saxophonist wife Barbara Thompson in her jazz rock group Paraphernalia.