Photo Courtesy of Bill Browning
Bill, Bob,Fred,Eddie and Mark
Eddie Gillan & The Cool - 1978
Eddie Gillan and The Cool
Tacoma, Washington
1978 - 1984
1998 - 2002


Bill Browning ~ Drums
Jeff Crane ~ Drums
John Fox ~ Drums
Lisa Fox ~ Vocals
Eddie Gillan ~ Guitar, Vocals
Lee Gregory ~ Keyboards
Bill Hardy ~ Bass
Shane Harmon ~ Guitar, Vocals
Terry Hickey ~ Bass
Dave McGarry ~ Guitar
Fred Parlett ~ Guitar
Jesse Pearson ~
Denny Porter ~ Guitar
Bob Potasky ~ Bass
Rob Richolt ~ Keyboards
Dave Richolt ~ Guitar
Bill Rowley ~ Guitar
Mark Swanberg ~ Guitar, Vocals

In Memory of

Bill Rowley

Mark Swanburg - 2013

Bill Browning
August 1955 - September 2010

Valley Hills Funeral Home, Yakima
26 September 2010

Bill was born August 29, 1955 in San Diego, CA. He was raised in Yakima and moved to Seattle when he was 18 to follow his one true love of being a drummer. He played in several bands in the Seattle-Tacoma area. He moved back to Yakima to be close to his family. For the last couple of years Bill had been playing at open jam nights at JackSons and the Speakeasy. Bill was easygoing, friendly and had a great smile. He had many friends and will be missed by all. His main job has been to look after his mother and sister, which could be a full time job. God must have needed another drummer in His band.

He is survived by his loving mother Billie Browning and loving sister Debrah Criswell, both of Yakima; his half brother Ryan Browning and his best friend and brother in music, Shane Harmon of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his father Joe Browning.

He was loved and will be dearly missed. Rock on Bill!! For the love of Duke, the family dog, please send any donations to the Yakima Humane Society in lieu of flowers. Send condolences at

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Last Update:  20 June 2015
Credits: Lee Gregory, Bill Browning, Donnarae Johnson, Billy Barner, Ed Perez

 Band # 2127