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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 'C': 23 bands in database

Alice Cooper (United States)Cake (United States)
Cam-Pact (Australia)Camel (United Kingdom)
Caravan (United Kingdom)Carter-Lewis & The Southerners (United Kingdom)
Castaways (Australia)Chapta (New Zealand)
Charlie (United Kingdom)Charlie Cuckoo (United Kingdom)
Chicory Tip (United Kingdom)Children (United States)
Common Knowledge (United Kingdom)Contraband (Australia)
Crazy Elephant (United States)Crazy World of Arthur Brown (United Kingdom)
Creedence Clearwater Revival (United States)Crosby, Stills & Nash (United States)
Crowfoot (United States)Eric Clapton (United Kingdom)
Jack Casady Band (United States)Sheila Carter Band (United Kingdom)
Tony Rivers & The Castaways (United Kingdom)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'C': 165 artists in database

Adrian CannonAlan Clee
Alex ContiAlice Cooper
André CymoneAndy Cichon
Andy CohenAnnie Kavanagh
Barry CramBill Castle
Bill ChurchBill Clarke
Billy CurrieBjorn Christiansen
Blair CunninghamBob Cole
Bobby CaldwellBrian Chatton
Bruce CockburnCat Stevens
Chet CahillChick Churchill
Chris ConstantinouChris Cross
Chuck CochranCindy Wilson
Clem CattiniColin DeLuca
Colin WalkerCraig Chaquico
Darryl CottonDave "Mushy" Cooper
Dave ChambersDavid Clouston
David CoverdaleDavid Crosby
Denis ClementDenise Caines
Dennis ChambersDenny Carmassi
Dominic ConjardoDon Christopher
Don ClarksonDon Cromwell
Doug CliffordEddie Campbell
Eric ClaptonGary Cambra
Gary CheroneGary Coates
Geoff ChunnGeoff Cox
George CrossGerry Conway
Graham CoopGreg Cook
Helen CauntHugh Cornwell
Ian CampellIan Cussick
Jack CasadyJamie Crompton
Jayne CaseyJeff Cressman
Jeff CutlerJerry Cole
Jim CapaldiJim Cregan
Jimmy CampbellJimmy Casazza
Jimmy CopleyJohn Cammelot
John CannonJohn Carter
John CollinsJohn Cooksey
John CreechJohn Valentine Carruthers
Johnny CarrollJulian Colbeck
Keith CarlockKenny Cohen
Knox ChandlerLarry Cruzier
Laurence CottleLaurie Kaye Cohen
Ledley ClelandLeon "Ndugu" Chancler
Lexington CraneLol Coxhill
Luciano CiccaglioneLuis Cabaza
Lynn CareyMark Clarke
Mark CreamerMartin Chambers
Max CarlMel Collins
Michael CarabelloMick Clarke
Mick CocksMike Chunn
Mike ClarkeMojo Collins
Nick CashNick Crouch
Noel CrombieNoel Cruz
Oran ColtranePaddy Chambers
Papa John CreachPaul Canella
Paul ChristiePaul Cotton
Paul CrowtherPaul Curcio
Pete CarrPete Clifford
Peter ClarkePeter Cox
Peter CurtainPeter Curtin
Phil ChenPhil Collins
Phil CordellPhil Curtis
Philip ChenPhillip Crooks
Ralph Cohen Ralph Cooper
Ralph OakleyRay Cooper
Raynald ChaumontRichard Coughlan
Ricky CharmanRoberto Carlotto
Rod ClarkRod Clarke
Rod ClouttRod Coombes
Rod De ClerkRoger Chapman
Sandy CrawleyScott Chambers
Simon CroftSimon Gyllies
Sterling CrewSteve Chapman
Steve CrothersStu Cook
Terry ChildsTerry Cowlishaw
Tim CashionTom Caccetta
Tom CosterTony Cahill
Tony ClarksonTony Connor
Toy CaldwellTrevor Courtney
Vicenç CaldenteyVincent Crane
Vivian CampbellVorriece Coope
Warren Cann

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