Peter Bergman http://kplu.org en A tribute to the Firesign Theatre's Peter Bergman http://kplu.org/post/tribute-firesign-theatres-peter-bergman <p>The surreal humor quartet known as the <a href="http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?member=all">Firesign Theatre</a> is now a trio.</p><p>Founding member <a href="http://firesigntheatre.com/media/media.php?member=Bergman">Peter Bergman</a> passed away March 9th due to complications from leukemia. He was 72, and in recent years lived on Whidbey Island.<br /><br />Over the past 40+ years, the Firesign Theatre recorded dozens of albums, and often appeared on NPR. Their work pushed the creative boundaries of radio and inspired a generation of broadcasters, including many of us at KPLU.</p><p>The remaining members of the group, Phil Austin, David Ossman and Phil Proctor, are presenting a &ldquo;<a href="http://firesigntheatre.com/pressrel/20120406.html">Big Brouhaha</a>&rdquo; tribute to Peter Bergman this Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the <a href="http://www.kpcenter.org/performances/peter-bergmans-big-brouhaha">Kirkland Performance Center</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Phil Austin&nbsp;lives near Tacoma and spoke with KPLU&rsquo;s Dave Meyer.</p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer 4793 at http://kplu.org A tribute to the Firesign Theatre's Peter Bergman