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 bands starting with 'G': 4 bands in database
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|Adrian Gurvitz||Al Garth||Al Greenwood||Bob Geis||Brian "Chico" Greenwood||Bruce Gordon||Colin Griffin||Darby Gould||Dave Glover||Dave Green||Ed Gagliardi||Eric Gotthelf||Gary Grainger||George Grantham||Glenn Shorrock||Graeham Goble||Graham Gouldman||Gunther Gorman||Jude Gold||Kevin Godley||Liz Gallagher||Lol Creme||Lou Gramm||Luther Grosvenor||Mark Gutkowski||Paul Gildea||Raymond Graffia||Rex Goh||Richie Gomez||Scott Gilman||Skip Griparis||Thom Gimbel||Tim Gaze||Tim Godwin||Tim Gorman|
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