Firesign Theatre's Peter Bergman Dies At 72
March 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of PETER BERGMAN, one of the four members of the influential comedy group FIRESIGN THEATRE, who died TODAY (3/9) after a battle with leukemia at 72.
BERGMAN's "RADIO FREE OZ" show at PACIFICA RADIO noncommercial KPFK/LOS ANGELES spawned FIRESIGN THEATRE, in which BERGMAN joined PHIL PROCTOR, PHIL AUSTIN, and DAVID OSSMAN to create surreal comedy that gained notice on several classic albums for COLUMBIA, including "I Think We're All Bozos On This Bus," "How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All," "Everything You Know Is Wrong," and "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers," as well as "Dear Friends," a compilation of material recorded for a series on KPFK in 1970-71.
BERGMAN produced a satirical series at noncommercial KPCC/PASADENA-LOS ANGELES, "True Confessions of the Real World,” in 2002-03, and produced segments for NPR's "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED." Most recently, BERGMAN revived "RADIO FREE OZ" as a podcast. His last podcast was posted on TUESDAY (3/6).