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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 'G': 14 bands in database

Adrian Gurvitz (United Kingdom)G-Force (United States)
Gamma (United States)Gary Moore's G-Force (United States)
Genesis (United Kingdom)Gentle Giant (United Kingdom)
Gentrys (United States)German Bonds (Germany)
Godley & Creme (United Kingdom)Graeme Edge Band (United Kingdom)
Graham Gouldman (United Kingdom)Grand Funk Railroad (United States)
Harmony Grass (United Kingdom)Ian Gillan (United Kingdom)
 

Pop Rock artists starting with 'G': 122 artists in database

Adrian GurvitzAl Garth
Al GreenwoodAlfred Grund
Alti GrundAndrew Gold
Andy GöldnerAnthony Youlis
Barry GoldbergBernd Gärtig
Bo GloverBobby Graham
Brian GannonBruce Gordon
Carol GrimesCharlie Grima
Clive GregsonClive Griffiths
Colin GreenDale Gardner
Darby GouldDave Gilmour
Dave GloverDave Gray
Dave GreenDave Greenfield
Dave GreensladeDavid Garrick
Del GoughDerek Gordon
Dominique GrandjeanDon Grady
Ed GagliardiForrest "Frosty" Green
François GarzoniFred Gandy
Fritz "Freddy" GraackGary Grainger
Gary GreenGeoff Gray
George GranthamGeorge Lynam
GerónimoGlenn Shorrock
Graeham GobleGraham Gouldman
Grhaam GalleryGunther Gorman
Harald GrosskopfHeinz Gembus
Ian GillanIlja Gort
Jim GannonJim Gordon
Jim GrantJoe Gorski
John GordonJohn Gordon
John GustafsonJude Gold
Keith GеmmelKevin Godley
Kim GardnerLeigh Gorman
Lenny Lee GoldsmithLeopoldo González
Les GrayLiz Gallagher
Lol CremeLorne Greene
Lou GrammLuther Grosvenor
Mark GriffithsMark Gutkowski
Mel GalleyMick Gaul
Mick GrabhamMickey Gallagher
Mike GardnerMike Gibbins
Miles GoldingMurray Gracie
Nick GreenwoodNicky Gebhard
Nigel GriggsNina Gromniak
Paul GildeaPaul Gurvitz
Pete GrantPeter Gabriel
Peter GilmourPeter Goalby
Peter GrayPeter Grund
Randolf GadeRay Greene
Raymond GraffiaRex Goh
Ric GrechRichard Gendreau
Richie Gomez Rinus Gerritsen
Rob GilliesRoger Glover
Ron GeorgeRon Griffiths
Ron GrinelRussell Gilbrook
Scott GilmanSkip Gallette
Skip GriparisStan Gorman
Steve GoldSteve Grant
Steve GregorySteve Gurl
Terry GleasonThom Gimbel
Tim GazeTim Godwin
Tim GormanWolfgang Grasekamp
 

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