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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 'L': 7 bands in database

Jackie Lomax (United Kingdom)Lake (Germany)
Lemon Pipers (United States)Little River Band (Australia)
Lloyd Alexander Blues Band (United Kingdom)Lomax Alliance (United Kingdom)
LRB (Australia)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'L': 94 artists in database

Adrian AskewAlbert Lee
Alex LigertwoodAlvin Lee
Andrew LatimerAndy Fairweather Low
Andy LockeBob Lang
Bob LivingstonBobby Liles
Carlo LittleChris Lacklison
Chris LeightonChris Lucas
Clive LangerClive Lea
Dan LoweDana Loconte
Dave LawrenceDave Lawson
David LewisDavie Lennox
Deke LeonardDoug Lavery
Enrico LombardiEric London
Ferrie LeverFerry Lever
Frank LudwigGary Leport
Geordie LeachGerry Laffy
Glenn LetschGlenn Lewis
Gordy LeggatGraham Lear
Guy LeBlancGuy Limoges
Hughie LeggatIan Lees
Jörgen LundellJózsef Laux
Jackie LomaxJake Landt
James "Mingo" LewisJames Llewellyn
Jamie LaneJean-Louis Leclerc
Jeff LynneJim Leverton
Joel LarsonJohn "Lon" Lyons
John LangleyJohn Lingwood
Jon LordKeith Longman
Ken LewisKurt "Zappo" Lüngen
Lanny LangfordLarry Laufer
Leo LyonLobby Loyde
Mal LoganMichele Luppi
Neil LandonNeil Larsen
Notis LalaitisPéter Láng
Peter LincolnRandy Lewis
Real LatendresseRejean Legare
Ric LeeRobin LeMesurier
Rod LesterRoger Lomas
Ronnie LaneShona Laing
Steve LindseySteven Laurie
T LavitzT.K. Lively
Tom LillyTony Lake
Tony LanderTony Lindsay
Tony LumpkinVic Larkins
Vince LovegroveWick Larsen
William LyallWolfgang Lorenz
Yves LadouceurZabba Lindner
 

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