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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': 104 artists in database

Adrian GurvitzAl Greenwood
Alfred GrundAlti Grund
Andrew GoldAndy Göldner
Anthony YoulisBarry Goldberg
Bernd GärtigBo Glover
Bobby GrahamBrian Gannon
Bruce GordonCharlie Grima
Clive GriffithsColin Green
Darby GouldDave Gilmour
Dave GloverDave Gray
Dave GreenDave Greenfield
Dave GreensladeDavid Garrick
Del GoughDerek Gordon
Dominique GrandjeanDon Grady
Ed GagliardiForrest "Frosty" Green
François GarzoniFritz "Freddy" Graack
Gary GraingerGary Green
Geoff GrayGerónimo
Glenn ShorrockGraeham Goble
Graham GobelGraham Gouldman
Grhaam GalleryHarald Grosskopf
Heinz GembusIan Gillan
Ilja GortJim Gannon
Jim GrantJohn Gordon
John GordonJohn Gustafson
Jude GoldKeith Gеmmel
Kevin GodleyKim Gardner
Leigh GormanLenny Lee Goldsmith
Leopoldo GonzálezLes Gray
Lol CremeLorne Greene
Lou GrammLuther Grosvenor
Mark GutkowskiMel Galley
Mick GaulMickey Gallagher
Mike GardnerMike Gibbins
Murray GracieNick Greenwood
Nicky GebhardNina Gromniak
Paul GildeaPaul Gurvitz
Pete GrantPeter Gabriel
Peter GilmourPeter Goalby
Peter GrayPeter Grund
Randolf GadeRay Greene
Raymond GraffiaRex Goh
Ric GrechRichard Gendreau
Richie Gomez Rinus Gerritsen
Roger GloverRon George
Ron GriffithsRussell Gilbrook
Skip GalletteSkip Griparis
Stan GormanSteve Gold
Steve GrantSteve Gregory
Terry GleasonThom Gimbel
Tim GazeTim Godwin
Tim GormanWolfgang Grasekamp
 

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