Michael Washington

Owned by Foster Johnson—partner in the Capcity Record Corporation with Joe Tate—Washington, D.C.'s Part 3 Club hosted a talent show every Monday night. Michael Washington was the son of a Part 3 waitress who emerged from the pack one night to take home the prize. Tate and Johnson seized on him quickly and cranked out two singles, but a lack of airplay coupled with Johnson’s murder put Washington’s career on permanent hiatus.

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