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FREDDIE WASHINGTON, PD
LOIS PRITCHETT, DIR/ARTIST MANAGEMENT

FREDDIE G. “BOOM BOOM” WASHINGTON was born in St. Louis, MO, a city with historical roots {The Old Courthouse and Gaslight Square} were some of the elements that affected and contributed to his musical influence. At the age of 13, Freddie began playing in church. Freddie was a member of the Soldan High School Symphony and Stage Jazz Band that produced one of Motown's well-
known writers, Michael L. Smith. Michael and Freddie had the opportunity to
work together both as amateurs and as professionals.
Founder of the group Spontaneous Combustion was formed in 1974 in the home
of the Gateway Arch (St. Louis, Missouri) by Freddie G “BOOM BOOM”
Washington. A city known for its musical diversity with such well known artist as
Scott Joplin, W. C. Handy, Ike Turner, and Chuck Berry, with songs such as, ”Meet
Me in St. Louis”; and the ”St. Louis Blues”, and world renown events like the St.
Louis World's Fair of 1904.


In the early 70s Freddie played with R & B Blues artists in the city such as
Fontella Bass, Mel & Tim, Albert King, Ink Spots, Luther Ingram, Ann Peoples,
”Jumpin” Gene Anderson and Millie Jackson, to name a few. In the late 70s he
played in the well-known St. Louis jazz association known as B.A.G. (Black Artist
Group). The group included Lester Bowie, John Hicks, Julius Hemphill, and Oliver
Lake which was famous for their style of avant-garde music.
Many musicians and audiences in the cities (particularly St. Louis & New York)
started calling him “BOOM BOOM” because of his extraordinary and unique
talent with the boom boom sound on his bass. The stage name of “Freddie G
“BOOM BOOM” Washington came into existence and his stage name was

publicly associated with the actor Lawrence Hilton, in the sitcom Welcome back
Kotter, who’s acting name was also Freddie Boom Boom Washington, who had a
desire to play the bass.

LOIS PRITCHETT - 

Early 1970’started in the Entertainment Industry out of High School learning to book artist(s) via
my aunt, from Chicago, who opened her venue in Birmingham, AL, and featured Jackie Wilson.
From that experience I moved to Philadelphia to work with a cousin (Edward Carlton) that was
signed with RCA Records. Living in Philadelphia, and working with my cousin, I met Jerry
Butler and members of his band, Jean Wells, and Little Anthony & The Imperials. I began the
experience of touring, learning stage set-up, information on booking, and the processes of the
entertainment industry.

Later after completing my education in Houston, Texas I moved to Baltimore, MD in 1986.
Returned to the entertainment industry again in 1990 and opened my own Booking Agency and
working with great acts such as The Blind Boys of Mississippi, Dixie Hummingbirds, Clara
Ward Singers, and many other upcoming talents. Later, I was the Executive Director for the
Bobby Jones Gospel Explosion in 1995 in Los Angeles and continued to work in the booking
and promotion area of entertainment.

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