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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': 22 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)Jeff Beck (United Kingdom)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'B': 169 artists in database

Alex BinesAlex Budge
Andy BallArt Bausch
Arthur BrownBeeb Birtles
Ben BrierleyBertus Borgers
BevBev Bevan
BidBill Barone
Bill BartlettBilly Bell
Bob BradburyBob Brady
Bob MarletteBoz Boorer
Brian BethellBruce Bowles
Bryan "Chuck" BotfieldBudgie
Bugs PembertonCarrie Booth
Charlie BarberChris Butler
Cliff BlackwoodClive Barrett
Clive BunkerClive Burrows
Colin BassCriston Barker
Curt BerghDanny McCulloch
Dario BortolinDave Barbarossa
Dave BrassingtonDavid Balfe
David BeaverDavid Briggs
David BrownDennis Bellinger
Dennis BryonDick Bottoff
Dill BenninckDon Braucht
Don BrewerDonny Baldwin
Doran BeattieDoug Boyle
Edna BejaranoEigil Berg
Eleanor BarooshianElkie Brooks
Eric BellEric Burdon
Errol BrownFrancis Butler
Gaylord BirchGeezer Butler
Geoff BrittonGerd Beliaeff
Gordon BartonGreg Bannis
Hans BatheltHenry van der Bos
Herbert BornholdtHerman van Boeyen
Ian BairnsonIan Broudie
Ivan BrowneJürgen Bock
Jack BlackJake Bradbury
Jan-Pieter BoekhoornJason Bonham
Jean-Jacques BurnelJeff Beck
Jeff BrowneJennifer Batten
Jerry BerkersJerry Burnham
Jet BlackJo Burt
Joe BaldiJoel Badie
John "Rabbit" BundrickJohn Barbata
Johnny BivouacJoop Blom
José Luis BurciagaJules Broussard
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
Randy BachmanRay Brown
Reb BeachRichard Bailey
Richard BakerRichard Barnes
Richard BelleyRichard Bryan
Richard BryansRick Bozzo
Rick BrewerRick Buckler
Robin BoersRobin Box
Rocky BerrettaRoger Brown
Ron BauschRonnie Bretone
Ronnie BrownRoy Brown
Rudy BennettRussell Bayne
Sam BlueSimon Bentall
Steve BeckmeierSteve Brookes
Steve BrummellSteve Burdon
Stevie B.Terence "Terry" Bond
Terry BozzioThomas Bauer
Tommie BradfordTony Banks
Tony BraunagelTony Brock
Tony BurrowsTrevor Burton
Vasilis BakopoulosVic Briggs
Vinny BurnsVlassis Bonatsos
Werner BeckerWilbur Bascomb
Wolfgang Brock

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