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I know there are many Firesign Theater fans on the forum, so I thought you might be interested to know that Peter Bergman died Friday, from complications of leukemia. Great obit in today's Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/peter-bergman-founding-member-of-the-firesign-theatre-comedy-troupe-dies-at-72/2012/03/10/gIQAkCuA4R_allComments.html?ctab=all_&#comments

Even in high school his revolutionary brain was in high gear. From today's article:

Mr. Bergman got his start in radio as an announcer for his high school's radio station. He lost his job, however, after saying over the air that "Chinese Communists had taken over the school and that a mandatory voluntary assembly was to take place immediately."

Russell Rupp, the school principal who fired him, was the inspiration for the Firesign Theatre character Principal Poop.
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I think the Firesign Theatre was one of the greatest comedy troupes ever! Incredibly talented, original and imitated. I listened to my older brother's FS albums from the time I was about eleven. I picked them up again in the 90s when I could get their albums on CD.
Such a great loss. RIP Mr. Bergman
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giles wrote:
I think the Firesign Theatre was one of the greatest comedy troupes ever! Incredibly talented, original and imitated. I listened to my older brother's FS albums from the time I was about eleven. I picked them up again in the 90s when I could get their albums on CD.
Such a great loss. RIP Mr. Bergman
One less bozo on the bus.
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I have been a follower of Nick Danger, third Eye for years !
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noth wrote:
I have been a follower of Nick Danger, third Eye for years !
Nick Danger, third Eye. When two aren't enough.
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"That's right, everything you know is wrong".
-- Sheriff Luger Axehandle

FST was such an influence on me - Godspeed Peter Bergman.

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