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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 'P': 17 bands in database

Alan Price (United Kingdom)Alan Price Set (United Kingdom)
Georgie Fame & Alan Price (United Kingdom)Pack (United States)
Paddy, Klaus & Gibson (United Kingdom)Painter (Canada)
Parrish & Gurvitz (United Kingdom)Party Machine (Australia)
Pilot (United Kingdom)Playboys (United States)
Pleasure Garden (United Kingdom)Poco (United States)
Popcorn Blizzard (United States)Pretenders (United Kingdom)
Private Eye (Canada)Ronnie Dio & The Prophets (United States)
Terry Knight & The Pack (United States)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'P': 99 artists in database

Al PerkinsAlan Park
Alan PasquaAlan Price
Andy PetreAnthony Phillips
Armando PerazaBarry Palmer
Billy PeekBilly Pitt-Jones
Bobby PickettBrian Parrish
Carl PalmerChuck Portz
Colin PattendenColleen Peterson
Cozy PowellDai Pritchard
Dave PowellDavey Pattison
Davey PayneDavid Palmer
David PatonDennis Pendrith
Derek PellicciDetlef Petersen
Dick ParryDinos Papavasileiou
Gábor PresserGarth Porter
Ged PeckGeoffrey Peacey
George "Chocolate" PerryGeorge Pentzikis
Giorgos PetridisGuy Pratt
Hans PapeHonest John Plain
Ian PaiceJürgen Pluta
Jeff PilsonJeremy Paul
Jim ParkerJim Penson
Jim PonsJimmy Page
Jimmy PowellJochen Peters
Jochen PetersenJoe Pappalardo
Johannes PappertJohn G. Perry
John PearsonJohn Perry
John PhillipsJohn Pierce
John PorterJohn Purdell
Karl PerazzoKate Pierson
Keith PowellKenny Pine
Lazaros PapageorgiouLeon Patillo
Marco PirroniMark Priest
Mel PachutaMichelle Phillips
Mike PattoNick Pantas
Nick ParvinNick Pentelow
Nicola PankoffOrson Presence
Paul PilnickPhil Pickett
Poli PalmerPrairie Prince
Ric PetropolisRichard Patterson
Rick PriceRobbie Plazier
Roger PopeRon Prentiss
Shirley ParisSimon Phillips
Steve PerronSteve Phillipson
Steve PiggotSteve Prestwich
Tassos PapastamatisTerry Park
Themos PetrouThomas Palmkvist
Tim PartridgeTuro Paschayan
Vassilis PapavassiliouVictor Pantoja
Viv Prince

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