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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': 16 bands in database

Alice Cooper (United States)Cake (United States)
Camel (United Kingdom)Caravan (United Kingdom)
Carter-Lewis & The Southerners (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)Eric Clapton (United Kingdom)
Sheila Carter Band (United Kingdom)Tony Rivers & The Castaways (United Kingdom)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'C': 142 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 CunninghamBobby Caldwell
Brian ChattonBruce Cockburn
Cat StevensChick Churchill
Chris ConstantinouChris Cross
Cindy WilsonClem Cattini
Colin DeLucaCraig Chaquico
Darryl CottonDave "Mushy" Cooper
Dave ChambersDavid Clouston
David CoverdaleDavid Crosby
Denis ClementDenise Caines
Dennis ChambersDenny Carmassi
Dominic ConjardoDon Christopher
Don CromwellDoug Clifford
Eddie CampbellEric Clapton
Gary CambraGary Cherone
Gary CoatesGeoff Cox
George CrossGerry Conway
Graham CoopHelen Caunt
Hugh CornwellIan Campell
Ian CussickJack Casady
Jamie CromptonJayne Casey
Jeff CressmanJeff Cutler
Jerry ColeJim Capaldi
Jim CreganJimmy Campbell
Jimmy CasazzaJimmy Copley
John CammelotJohn Cannon
John CarterJohn Collins
John CookseyJohn Valentine Carruthers
Johnny CarrollKenny Cohen
Knox ChandlerLarry Cruzier
Laurence CottleLeon "Ndugu" Chancler
Lexington CraneLol Coxhill
Luciano CiccaglioneLuis Cabaza
Lynn CareyMark Clarke
Martin ChambersMax Carl
Mel CollinsMichael Carabello
Mick ClarkeMick Cocks
Mojo CollinsNick Cash
Nick CrouchNoel Cruz
Oran ColtranePaddy Chambers
Papa John CreachPaul Canella
Paul ChristiePaul Cotton
Pete CarrPete Clifford
Peter ClarkePeter Cox
Peter CurtinPhil Chen
Phil CollinsPhil Cordell
Phil CurtisPhilip Chen
Phillip CrooksRalph Cohen
Ralph CooperRalph Oakley
Ray CooperRaynald Chaumont
Richard CoughlanRicky Charman
Roberto CarlottoRod Clark
Rod ClarkeRod Cloutt
Rod CoombesRoger Chapman
Sandy CrawleySimon Croft
Sterling CrewSteve Chapman
Steve CrothersStu Cook
Terry ChildsTerry Cowlishaw
Tim CashionTom Caccetta
Tom CosterTony Cahill
Tony ClarksonTony Connor
Toy CaldwellVicenç Caldentey
Vincent CraneVivian Campbell
Vorriece CoopeWarren Cann

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