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   Pop (an abbreviation of the word “popular”) music exists for mass-market appeal. Ideally, the intention of pop music is to achieve instant memorability. Most pop music is developed from a well-structured combination of repetitive melody and lyric lines (referred as “hooks”) that convey messages of varying importance. Pop is even more chameleon-like than rock in the way it can exist in e seemingly endless array of styles while maintaining its essential structural qualities. Generaly pop’s spiritual home is Top 40 and middle-of-the-road adult radio formats.[1]

     Alhough pop is rarely more than a fairly pleasant diversion, at its best it can possess powerful  sentiment  and melodic invention that transcend mere craftsmanship; consider, for example, a deceptively simple song like the BeatlesYesterday”. Exaples: Bread, the Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Michael Bolton, Art Garfunkel, Lionel Richie, Sade, Simply Red, Dione Warwick, and Swing Out Sister.[1]

     Pop rock is description is applied to a commercially accessible blend or pop song craftsmanship and production values, which still incorporates elements of rock’s immediacy. Artists who have delved into this approach include: Bon Jovi, Peter Frampton, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel,  the Guess Who, Extreme, and World Party.[1]


1. "All Music Guide. The Best CD's, Albums & Tapes. The Expert's guide to the best releases from thousands of artists in all types of Music". Edited by Michael Erlewine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra.  Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, ISBN 0-87930-331-X. p. 9-10

Pop Rock bands starting with 'B': 30 bands in database

B-52's (United States)Badfinger (United Kingdom)
Badger (United Kingdom)Bats (South Africa (RSA))
Beatstalkers (United Kingdom)Beau Brummels (United States)
Beau Gentry (United States)Beaugarde (Netrherlands)
Beazers (United Kingdom)Bel Ami (Germany)
Belfast Gypsies (United Kingdom)Big Balls and the Great White Idiot (Germany)
Big in Japan (United Kingdom)Big Wha-Koo (United States)
Big Wheel (Netrherlands)Black Seep (United States)
Black Sheep (United States)Bleus (United States)
Blonde on Blonde (United Kingdom)Blue Planet (Netrherlands)
Blue Rondos (United Kingdom)Book of Changes (United States)
Bossmen (United States)Boys (United Kingdom)
Brass Alley (United Kingdom)Byrds (New Zealand)
Byrds (United States)Bystanders (United Kingdom)
David Byron (United Kingdom)Jeff Beck (United Kingdom)
 

Pop Rock artists starting with 'B': 209 artists in database

Alex BinesAlex Budge
Alistair "Bev" BeveridgeAndrew Bell
Andy BallAndy Bloom
Andy BuchananArt Bausch
Arthur BrownBeeb Birtles
Ben BrierleyBertus Borgers
BevBev Bevan
BidBill Barone
Bill BartlettBill Blissett
Billy BellBob Bailey
Bob BickertonBob Bradbury
Bob BradyBob Brandon
Bob MarletteBoz Boorer
Brian BethellBrian Cadd
Brian MarnellBruce Bowles
Bryan "Chuck" BotfieldBudgie
Bugs PembertonCarrie Booth
Cha BurnsCharlie Barber
Charlie BarrattChris Butler
Cliff BlackwoodClive Barrett
Clive BunkerClive Burrows
Colin BassColin Blunstone
Criston BarkerCurt Bergh
Danny McCullochDario Bortolin
Daryl BraithwaiteDave Barbarossa
Dave BrassingtonDavid Balfe
David BeaverDavid Briggs
David BrownDavid Byron
Dennis BellingerDennis Bryon
Dick BottoffDill Benninck
Don BrauchtDon Brewer
Donny BaldwinDoran Beattie
Doug BakerDoug Boyle
Edna BejaranoEigil Berg
Eleanor BarooshianElkie Brooks
Elton BurgessEric Bell
Eric BurdonErrol Brown
Francis ButlerGaylord Birch
Geezer ButlerGeoff Britton
Gerd BeliaeffGlenn Beatson
Gordon BartonGreg Bannis
Hans BatheltHarry Brus
Henry van der BosHerbert Bornholdt
Herman van BoeyenIan Bairnson
Ian BeltonIan Broudie
Ivan BrowneJürgen Bock
Jack BlackJake Bradbury
James BlackJan-Pieter Boekhoorn
Jason BonhamJean-Jacques Burnel
Jean-Michel ByronJeff Beck
Jeff BrowneJennifer Batten
Jerry BerkersJerry Burnham
Jet BlackJo Burt
Joe BaldiJoel Badie
John "Rabbit" BundrickJohn Barbata
John BywatersJohnny Bivouac
Joop BlomJosé Luis Burciaga
Jules BroussardKay Bassett
Kevin BorichLászló Benkő
Larry BerwaldLarry Byrom
Les BinksLothar "Honky" Böse
Mac BaileyMac Broadhurst
Malcolm BilldreamMark Barnes
Mark BrzezickiMarty Balin
Michael "Bexi" BeckerMichael Bluestein
Michael Des BarresMick Barnard
Mick BlytheMike Baird
Mike BonafedeMike Brereton
Mike BrownMike Burney
Neville BarrieNick Bold
Nick BuckOkko Bekker
Onno BevoortOtto Bumbacher
Paddy BeachPaul Burgess
Pedro BrunetPete Becker
Pete BroughPeter Bardens
Peter BarrettPeter Becker
Peter BeckettPeter Brideoake
Phil BarnesRandy Bachman
Randy BulpinRay Brown
Ray BullochReb Beach
Richard BaileyRichard Baker
Richard BarnesRichard Belley
Richard BryanRichard Bryans
Rick BerlinRick Bozzo
Rick BrewerRick Buckler
Robin BoersRobin Box
Rocky BerrettaRoger Brown
Ron BauschRonnie Bretone
Ronnie BrownRoy Brown
Rudy BennettRuss Ballard
Russell BayneSam Blue
Simon BentallSkip Battin
Steve BalbiSteve Beckmeier
Steve BrookesSteve Brummell
Steve BurdonStevie B.
Stewart A. BrownTerence "Terry" Bond
Terry BozzioTerry Britten
Thomas BauerTommie Bradford
Tony BanksTony Braunagel
Tony BrockTony Burrows
Trevor BurtonVasilis Bakopoulos
Vic BriggsVinny Burns
Vlassis BonatsosWayne Burt
Werner BeckerWilbur Bascomb
Wolfgang Brock

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