Bill Whittington RIP 11/12/12

Sadly Merced native Bill Whittington passed away in San Francisco on November 12.  He was the  bassist of the seminal Merced band The Brogues.  Though only together a short while The Brogues continues to have an impact on California music and is still known worldwide.

After The Brogues Bill was a founding member of The Broughs with Bob Segarini then The Family Tree.  That lineup was Newman Davis – drums, Mike Olsen (aka Lee Michaels) – keyboards, Bob Segarini – vocals and Bill Whittington – bass.  They were one of the first bands to play the Fillmore Auditorium and became regulars there.  

His accomplishments were many but his time too short.

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