Cullen Dorn, author of The Hierophant Of 100th Street
, had Mr. Lee as his sixth grade teacher at P.S. 109 in East Harlem, New York City. Cullen told us: "He's a lookalike of the old TV series Superman's Clark Kent. I remember him being uptight, too conservative, nervous eyes, and up to the time when he wept hearing his song reach number one on the charts, emotionally constipated.
The Bobbettes were my classmates who lived across the street from the school on 99th Street. They were the average girls in those days, bubbly, excitable, and talented. I happened to live on 100th Street, the most infamous block in New York City's criminal history. It was a wonder, a curse, a privilege to have lived during those times." (Check out Cullen's website