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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': 23 bands in database

B-52's (United States)Badfinger (United Kingdom)
Badger (United Kingdom)Bats (South Africa (RSA))
Beatstalkers (United Kingdom)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 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)
Bossmen (United States)Boys (United Kingdom)
Bystanders (United Kingdom)David Byron (United Kingdom)
Jeff Beck (United Kingdom)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'B': 179 artists in database

Alex BinesAlex Budge
Alistair "Bev" BeveridgeAndy Ball
Art BauschArthur Brown
Beeb BirtlesBen Brierley
Bertus BorgersBev
Bev BevanBid
Bill BaroneBill Bartlett
Billy BellBob Bradbury
Bob BradyBob Marlette
Boz BoorerBrian Bethell
Bruce BowlesBryan "Chuck" Botfield
BudgieBugs Pemberton
Carrie BoothCharlie Barber
Chris ButlerCliff Blackwood
Clive BarrettClive Bunker
Clive BurrowsColin Bass
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 BoyleEdna Bejarano
Eigil BergEleanor Barooshian
Elkie BrooksEric Bell
Eric BurdonErrol Brown
Francis ButlerGaylord Birch
Geezer ButlerGeoff Britton
Gerd BeliaeffGordon Barton
Greg BannisHans Bathelt
Harry BrusHenry van der Bos
Herbert BornholdtHerman van Boeyen
Ian BairnsonIan Broudie
Ivan BrowneJürgen Bock
Jack BlackJake Bradbury
Jan-Pieter BoekhoornJason Bonham
Jean-Jacques BurnelJean-Michel Byron
Jeff BeckJeff Browne
Jennifer BattenJerry Berkers
Jerry BurnhamJet Black
Jo BurtJoe Baldi
Joel BadieJohn "Rabbit" Bundrick
John BarbataJohnny Bivouac
Joop BlomJosé Luis Burciaga
Jules BroussardKevin Borich
László BenkőLarry Berwald
Larry ByromLes Binks
Lothar "Honky" BöseMac Bailey
Mac BroadhurstMalcolm Billdream
Mark BrzezickiMarty Balin
Michael "Bexi" BeckerMichael Bluestein
Michael Des BarresMick Barnard
Mick BlytheMike Baird
Mike BonafedeMike Brereton
Mike BrownMike Burney
Nick BoldOkko Bekker
Onno BevoortOtto Bumbacher
Paddy BeachPaul Burgess
Pedro BrunetPete Becker
Pete BroughPeter Bardens
Peter BeckerPeter Beckett
Phil BarnesRandy Bachman
Ray BrownReb Beach
Richard BaileyRichard Baker
Richard BarnesRichard Belley
Richard BryanRichard Bryans
Rick BozzoRick Brewer
Rick BucklerRobin Boers
Robin BoxRocky Berretta
Roger BrownRon Bausch
Ronnie BretoneRonnie Brown
Roy BrownRudy Bennett
Russell BayneSam Blue
Simon BentallSteve Balbi
Steve BeckmeierSteve Brookes
Steve BrummellSteve Burdon
Stevie B.Stewart A. Brown
Terence "Terry" BondTerry Bozzio
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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