While you’re busy checking out all the new music that dropped today, it never hurts to take a peek back at what happened this week in year’s past. Say, for instance, did you know that this week in 2002, TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (pictured above) was tragically killed in a car accident? Or that this week in 1995, pop star Tupac Shakur got married while a prisoner at Clinton State Correctional Facility? Take a trip back in time and revisit all (good and bad) that’s happened in music during this week. .
Flashback: This Week’s Top 5 Singles in 2001 .
1. Janet Jackson- “All For You” .
. This Week in Music History: April 24- 30 . April 30, 1933 – Country icon Willie Nelson is born. . April 24, 1942 – Singer/actress Barbara Streisand is born. . April 25, 1970 – The Jackson Five start a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘ABC’. . April 28, 1973 – Pink Floyd’s album Dark Side Of The Moon goes to No.1 on the US chart. It goes on to enjoy a record-breaking 741 weeks on the charts, selling over 20 million copies worldwide. . April 24, 1982 – Pop star Kelly Clarkson is born. . April 30, 1982- Rapper Lloyd Banks is born. . April 30, 1983 – Blues legend Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) dies in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois at age 68. . April 27, 1984 - Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump is born. . April 27, 1985 – USA For Africa starts a three-week run at No.1 on the US chart with ‘We Are The World‘. . April 25, 1987 – U2 starts a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with The Joshua Tree. . April 29, 1992 – Paula Abdul and actor Emilio Estevez are married in a judge’s chambers in Santa Monica, California. . April 29, 1994 – Guitarist/producer, Mick Ronsondies of liver cancer at age 46. . April 29, 1995 – Tupac ShakurmarriesKeisha Morris inside the Clinton Correctional Facility, where he is serving a four-year jail term for sex abuse. . April 25, 2002 – TLC group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes is killed in a car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras at age 30. . April 24, 2004 – Marion “Suge” Knight, the founder of Death Row records, is released from Mule Creek State Prison in California after serving 10 months for breaking his parole on a 1997 assault. . April 30, 2008 – Mariah Careymarries actor Nick Cannon in the Bahamas following a whirlwind two-month romance.