Saturday, March 10, 2012

There's One Less Bozo On This Bus

Firesign Theater's Peter Bergman died yesterday.

A close friend encouraged him to write his autobiography:

"Pete, you're the 'Zelig' of the rock era! You've been in a film with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Farrah Fawcett. You coined the term "love-in." You smoked a joint with Bob Marley and the Wailers when they were your opening act [True, the Wailers opened for Procter and Bergman in Boston. Pete told me the joint was "arm-sized"!]. You guys gigged with the Buffalo Springfield. You've worked with Spike Milligan, and now here you are with Albert Ayler, for god's sake! I mean, come on! You have to do this!"

4 comments:

drjim said...

Yeah, I saw that at Codrea's blog the other day.
Bummer....he made of us old timers laugh our socks off.

BobG said...

Got a lot of laughs from them back in the late sixties.

Roberta X said...

:(

Brigid said...

My older brother introduced me to firesign theatre. Many a good laugh was generated there. I'm sorry to hear he's gone.