Questlove Pays Tribute to Father Lee Andrews After Legendary Doo-Wop Singer’s Death


Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the longtime drummer for the Roots, has become legendary for his encyclopedic knowledge of black music, but he’s always been clear about his greatest inspiration: his father Lee Andrews, a famous Philly doo-wop singer who passed away this week at the age of 79. Andrews rose to local stardom as the lead member of Lee Andrews & The Hearts in 1953, and Questlove touched on that history and much more in a touching tribute he posted on Instagram:

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The caption reads:
The Greatest Teacher in my life, my dad Lee Andrews June 2nd 1936-March 16 2016. I love you. For every backstage experience. For every drum lesson. For giving me your tireless work ethic. For our father & son record binging expeditions. For our arguments over the summer I discovered #ItTakesANationOfMillions. Read More

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