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RockBoar.com Picture    Soft rock is a style of light, melodic, radio-friendly Rock music which gained huge commercial success in the 1970s. It employs clean, highly polished production values and arrangements, often led by piano and/or acoustic guitar, aided by bouncy, harmonious bass guitar and with smooth, restrained use of electric guitar.

     Soft rock was often derived from folk rock, using acoustic instruments and putting more emphasis on melody and harmonies. Major artists included Carole King, Cat Stevens, The Hollies, James Taylor and Bread. Soft rock songs generally tend to focus on themes like love, everyday life and relationships.

    The Carpenters' hit version of "(They Long to Be) Close to You" was released in the summer of 1970, followed by Bread's "Make It with You", both early examples of a softer sound that was coming to dominate the charts. This eventually reached its commercial peak in the mid-to-late 1970s with acts such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Chicago, Toto, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Air Supply, Seals and Crofts, America and the reformed Fleetwood Mac, whose "Rumours" (1977) was the best-selling album of the decade.

Soft Rock bands48 bands in database


Soft Rock artists: 404 artists in database

Adam SeymourAdrian Gurvitz
Adrian ScottAl Greenwood
Alan "Bam" KingAlan Henderson
Alan ParkAlan Sandow
Alastair McKenzieAlice Cooper
Allan BatesAndre Santos
Andrew SteeleAndy Fraser
Andy HobsonAndy Rourke
Aynsley DunbarBarry Flast
Barry SullivanBeeb Birtles
Bernie HollandBill Castle
Bill HurdBilly Bell
Billy HarrisonBilly Herman
Billy McIsaacBilly Peek
Billy ThomasBlair Cunningham
Bob GeisBob Marlette
Bob WaleBob Watkins
Bobby SproulBobby Vega
Brent TitcombBrian "Chico" Greenwood
Brian HudsonBrian Scott
Brian TichyBruce Cockburn
Bruce GordonBruce Shay
Bruce TurgonBruce Watson
Bruce WorrallCaleb Quaye
Carmine AppiceCat Stevens
Cathy RichardsonCharlie Tumahai
Chas WestChic James
Chico HuffChili Charles
Chris AndrewsChris Frazier
Chris MarionChris Mercer
Chris NeillChris Smith
Chris ThomasChrissie Hammond
Chrissie HyndeChuck Jobes
Chuck TravisClaudio Venturini
Cliff BlackwoodCliff Rehrig
Clive ShakespeareColin DeLuca
Colin GriffinColleen Peterson
Comrie SmithCraig Chaquico
Craig KempCriston Barker
Dana LoconteDanny Taylor
Darby GouldDaryl Braithwaite
Dave ChambersDave Glover
Dave GreenDave Harvey
Dave IdemaDave Iles
Dave NealDave Orams
Dave PetersDave Sinclair
Dave WintourDavid Briggs
David FaragherDavid Freiberg
David HirschfelderDavid Land
David MoyseDavid Paton
David SpringfieldDavid Wiffen
Dek MessecarDelisle Harper
Dennis ElliottDennis Laughlin
Dennis PendrithDenny Carmassi
Derek AustinDerek Pellicci
Diana ManganoDick Walker
Don Christopher Don Cromwell
Donna WarnerDonny Baldwin
Doug BoyleDoug Rea
Duane AllmanDuncan Mackay
Ed GagliardiEddie Ulibarri
Eiichi OhtakiEllery Temple
Eric BellEric Clapton
Eric HeywoodEric Stewart
Eric WrixonFlávio Venturini
Floyd MarcusFran Byrne
Frank Esler-SmithFrank Jeckell
Gareth MortimerGarth Porter
Gary CambraGary Grainger
Gary TaylorGary Wallis
Geoff CoxGeoff Dunn
Geoff SwettenhamGeoffrey Richardson
George AlexanderGeorge Cross
George McArdleGerry Rafferty
Gerry Van KollenburgGlenn Hughes
Glenn Lewis Glenn Reither
Glenn ShorrockGrace Slick
Graeham GobleGraham Davidge
Graham GouldmanGraham Headley Williams
Graham RussellGreg Hilfman
Greg HindGunther Gorman
Guy AllisonHal Tupea
Haruomi HosonoHarvey James
Hely RodriguesIan Bairnson
Ian CampellIan McDonald
Jack CasadyJackie McAuley
James Honeyman-ScottJames Roche
James WalbourneJamie Crompton
Jamie LaneJan Schelhaas
Jane MillerJason Bonham
Jay DavisJed Moss
Jeff BrowneJeff Jacobs
Jeff PilsonJeremy Paul
Jerome RimsonJerry Cole
Jerry RothJim Armstrong
Jim CreganJim Hastings
Jim LevertonJim McGinlay
Jim ParkerJimmy Casazza
Jimmy MartinJoe Baldi
Joe EganJoe Hanratty
Joe JammerJoe McCarger
Joe O'DonnellJohn Barbata
John CammelotJohn Farnham
John FiddlerJohn G. Perry
John JarvisJohn Kongos
John MowerJohn Perry
John PurdellJohn Stark
John WilsonJohn Woodhead
Johnny EdwardsJohnny Marr
Jude GoldKeith Hayman
Kelly HansenKen Firth
Ken KoblunKen Smyth
Kenny HyslopKenny McDowell
Kenny RoweKerryn Tolhurst
Kevin GodleyKevin Murphy
Kevin SavigarKim Turner
Kip RainesLarry Braden
Larry OakesLarry Ripley
Larry SivleyLen Tuckey
Les KummelLol Coxhill
Lol CremeLou Gramm
Luther GrosvenorMal Logan
Malcolm FosterMalcolm Wakeford
Mark AshtonMark Gutkowski
Mark McEnteeMark Schulman
Mark WalkerMark Williams
Martin ChambersMarty Balin
Mel AustinMel Watts
Michael BluesteinMichael Thompson
Mick FowlerMick Jones
Mick WilsonMickey Thomas
Midge UreMike Brown
Mike DeaconMike Edell
Mike MoranMike Stevens
Mike WedgwoodNeil Young
Nick JuddNick Wilkinson
Nigel MacaraPam Miller
Papa John CreachPat Karwan
Pat McAuleyPat Soriano
Patrick McBridePaul Burgess
Paul CarrackPaul Gildea
Paul KantnerPaul Mirkovich
Paul PilnickPaul Rosser
Paul SaurinPaul Smith
Pete FarndonPete Sears
Peter BardensPeter Beckett
Peter Hope-EvansPeter Kaukonen
Peter MartinPeter Reilich
Peter SwettenhamPeter Van Hooke
Peter WolfPhil Harris
Philip ChenPhilip Eizenberg
Philip HowellPrairie Prince
Pye HastingsRab Noakes
Ralph Cohen Ralph Cooper
Randy ReederRay Brown
Ray CooperRay Elliot
Raymond GraffiaRex Goh
Ric FormosaRic Petropolis
Rich HerringRichard Bryan
Richard CoughlanRichard Patterson
Richard SinclairRichie Gomez
Rick BrewerRick Fenn
Rick WillsRobbie Fallberg
Robbie McIntoshRobert James Wilding
Robert KirbyRobin LeMesurier
Rod CoombesRod Stewart
Roger BrownRoger McLachlan
Roger PopeRon Bera
Ronnie MillingRonnie Rice
Roy "Alice" EnnisRuss Johnson
Russell HitchcockRussell Webb
Rusty OppenheimerRyan Ricks
Sérgio MagrãoSam See
Sammy StittSandy Crawley
Shigeru SuzukiSigne Toly Anderson
Simon BentallSimon Davies
Simon KirkeSkip Griparis
Slick AguilarStephen Housden
Steve "George" EddingtonSteve Bolton
Steve MillerSteve Mortkowitz
Steve PiggotSteve Prestwich
Steve ReushSteve Schuster
Steve SwindellsSteve Thrall
Steve WadeSteve Winwood
Steve WitheringtonStuart Evans
Stuart ToshSuzi Quatro
T LavitzT. M. Stevens
Takashi MatsumotoTerry "Tex" Comer
Terry MooreTerry Noon
Thom GimbelTim Gaze
Tim GodwinTim Gorman
Tom LillyTom Marshall
Tony ''H'' HardingTony Braunagel
Tony BrockTony Ferguson
Tony LumpkinTony Mitchell
Tony O'MalleyTony Rivers
Tony SciutoTony Williams
Trevor VeitchTrey Sabatelli
Van MorrisonVermelho
Vic EmersonWally Stocker
Walter KempWayne Nelson
William LyallWilliam Miller
 

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