April 2002 in Music History

Events in Music

Stop to Love

Apr 1 "Stop to Love" compilation album by Luther Vandross is released

Music Concert

Apr 13 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Smokey Robinson, Lulu, Patti Labelle, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, Jeff Beck, Wynonna Judd, and Rebecca Del Rio

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 19 Loren Gray, American singer and TikTok star, born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Fad Gadget [Francis Tovey], English singer and musician, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Apr 5 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains - Dirt), dies at 34
  • Apr 15 William Leonard "Will" Reed, British pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), dies at 76

Lisa Lopes (1971-2002)

Apr 25 American singer (TLC), dies in a car crash at 30