Lisa Lucas is Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. Her father, Reggie Lucas, was a musician and songwriter of some import, and he died in 2018.
Lucas tweeted this on Father’s Day:
Every American kid in my generation now has a song in their head. “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” released in 1980 and as performed by Stephanie Mills, was ubiquitous at the time. The record beat entrants by Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, and Minnie Riperton for R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1981 Grammy Awards.
Lisa’s mother, Kay Lucas, tweeted a response.
It turns out this was new information for Lisa Lucas.
As you might imagine, that Twitter feed is blowing up right now.