TLC singer, Lisa Left-eye Lopes
birth name: Lisa Nicole Lopes

Lisa Left-eye Lopes

May 27, 1971, Philadelphia, PA ~ April 25, 2002, La Ceiba, Honduras

Lopes died on Thursday in an automobile accident in Honduras, her spokesman, Jay Marose, said. […] “We have truly lost our sister,” said Tionne (T-Boz) Watkins and Rozonda (Chilli) Thomas, the singers in TLC. In an interview yesterday with CNN, Ms. Watkins said, “We'll always be a group.” Ms. Thomas added, “Lisa will never be replaced.” ~ New York Times: Lisa ‘Left-eye’ Lopes Obituary ~ April 27, 2002 © New York Times

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TLC, one of the top vocal groups of the 90s, may be returning, in a rather odd way. Group member Lisa Left Eye Lopes died in a car accident in 2002, seemingly ending the trio's run. However, remaining members Roz Chilli Thomas and T-Boz Watkins are working on a reunion concert and are reportedly going to include a projected hologram of Lopes at times during the concert, singing along with them. We're not sure if this is genius or creepy, but has certainly brought the group its greatest attention in years. ~ Soultracks: TLC reunion possible ~ retrieved June 6, 2013 © SoulTracks

Ten years ago, female R&B had little of the sexual frankness that today is an integral part of the package. TLC's matter-of-factness about sex and relationships (they went so far as to attach condoms to their clothes) signalled a sea-change in the genre. Along with being the first major, southern urban group, and influencing Missy Elliott and Destiny's Child, who succeeded them as the world's biggest R&B trio, they also made several bona-fide classic songs. Waterfalls, which Jarvis Cocker proclaimed his favourite single, and the American number ones, Creep and No Scrubs, assure TLC of a place in pop history. ~ The Guardian: Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes Obituary ~ April 27, 2002 © The Guardian

TLC ~ Ranked #2 Billboard Top 10 Girl Groups in 2014.

TLC ~ No Scrubs (Burruss/Briggs/Cottle) ~ Ranked #361 RIAA Top 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.

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