Joe Namath Wrote Lenny Kravitz A Letter At Summer Camp


According to a recent interview in Vulture, rocker Lenny Kravitz lived across the street from Hall of Fame and Super Bowl-winning New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath as a kid and the two were tight enough that Joe Willie once sent him a letter while he was away at summer camp.

From the Vulture interview:

You played catch with Joe Namath?
He lived across the street from me. That’s why I was such a fan when I was a kid. I used to look directly into his window. I hadn’t seen him since I was, like, 9 or 10 years old, and I saw him sometime in the last year — we did Letterman together. I was just some kid on the street. He had no idea that was me. I started telling him all about the things that were in his apartment, how he would be playing pool all the time. He was laughing. His friend who was with him said, “I bought him that pool table!” It was quite funny. Somehow my father got him to play catch with me once. He also wrote me a little note when I was away at summer camp. Like, “Hope you’re having a great summer … Joe Namath.”

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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