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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  1. Hello,
    I am an Investigator with the San Francisco Medical Examiner. We are trying to locate possible friends and or family of Mr. Whittington. If you have any information that would help our office in locating friends or family please contact us at 415-553-1694 ext. 2 and ask to speak with any investigator. Thank you for your help in this matter.

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