Gino Washington

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George "Gino" Washington (born 1946?) is an African American R&B and rock singer from Detroit, Michigan with cross-racial appeal. While attending Pershing High School, he achieved local hits in 1963 and 1964: "Out of This World" and "Gino Is a Coward".[1] To his credit, he was the first artist signed to Ric-Tic Records.[2] In 1964 he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in Japan and South Vietnam; upon return his music career stalled. He hosted his own variety television show in Detroit during the 1970s.


  1. ^ Marsh, Dave (1999). The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1st ed.). New York: Da Capo Press. p. 594. ISBN 978-0-306-80901-9. 
  2. ^ Carson, David A. (2006). Grit, Noise, & Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-472-03190-0. 

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