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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': 129 artists in database

Adrian GurvitzAl Garth
Al GreenwoodAlfred Grund
Alti GrundAndrew Gold
Andy GöldnerAnthony Youlis
Barry GoldbergBernd Gärtig
Bill GibsonBo Glover
Bobby GrahamBrian Gannon
Bruce GordonCarol Grimes
Charlie GrimaClive Gregson
Clive GriffithsColin Green
Dale GardnerDarby Gould
Dave GilmourDave Glover
Dave GrayDave Green
Dave GreenfieldDave Greenslade
David GarrickDel Gough
Derek GordonDominique Grandjean
Don GradyEd Gagliardi
Eric GotthelfForrest "Frosty" Green
François GarzoniFrankie Gibbon
Fred GandyFritz "Freddy" Graack
Gary GraingerGary Green
Geoff GrayGeorge Grantham
George LynamGerónimo
Glenn ShorrockGraeham Goble
Graham GouldmanGrhaam Gallery
Gunther GormanHarald Grosskopf
Heinz GembusHugh Grundy
Ian GillanIlja Gort
Jim GannonJim Gordon
Jim GrantJoe Gorski
John GordonJohn Gordon
John GrimaldiJohn Gustafson
Jude GoldKeith Gеmmel
Kevin GodleyKim Gardner
Leigh GormanLenny Lee Goldsmith
Leopoldo GonzálezLes Gray
Liz GallagherLol Creme
Lorne GreeneLou Gramm
Luther GrosvenorMark Griffiths
Mark GutkowskiMel Galley
Mick GaulMick Grabham
Mickey GallagherMike Gardner
Mike GibbinsMiles Golding
Murray GracieNick Greenwood
Nicky GebhardNigel Griggs
Nina GromniakPaul Gildea
Paul GurvitzPete Grant
Peter GabrielPeter Gilmour
Peter GoalbyPeter Gray
Peter GrundRandolf Gade
Ray GreeneRaymond Graffia
Rex GohRic Grech
Richard GendreauRichie Gomez
Rinus GerritsenRob Gillies
Rodney "Humble" GarwoodRoger Glover
Ron GeorgeRon Griffiths
Ron GrinelRussell Gilbrook
Scott GilmanSkip Gallette
Skip GriparisStan Gorman
Steve GaddSteve Gold
Steve GrantSteve Gregory
Steve GurlTerry Gleason
Thom GimbelTim Gaze
Tim GodwinTim Gorman
Wolfgang Grasekamp

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