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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 'M': 27 bands in database

Danny McCulloch (United Kingdom)Dave Miller Set (Australia)
Magic Lanterns (United Kingdom)Mamas & Papas (United States)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band (United Kingdom)Martian Schoolgirls (United Kingdom)
Matchmakers (United Kingdom)McGuinn, Clark & Hillman (United States)
Meatloaf Soul (United States)Medallions (United States)
Medicine Head (United Kingdom)Method (United Kingdom)
Mindbenders (United Kingdom)Minis (Greece)
Mississippi (Australia)Mixers (Sweden)
Mixtures (Australia)Mojo (United States)
Mondo Rock (Australia)Monochrome Set (United Kingdom)
Moondance (United Kingdom)Moontrekkers (United Kingdom)
Move (United Kingdom)Mud (United Kingdom)
Musicians Union Band (Netrherlands)Roger McGuinn (United States)
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (United Kingdom)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'M': 209 artists in database

"Little" Roy MillsØivind Madsen
Alan MairAlan Merrill
Alan MorleyAlastair McKenzie
Allan MarshallAnna Medley
Barbara MorilloBarry Mayger
Bernie MarsdenBill Marshall
Billy McIsaacBob Morris
Bob MosleyBruno Merz
Buddy MilesBuster Meikle
Byron MillerCharlie McCracken
Charlie MusselwhiteChas Mills
Chris MarionChris Mercer
Clem "Paddy" McCartneyDanny Mansolino
Dave MarkeeDave Mason
Dave McDonaldDave McDougall
Dave MeredithDave Miller
Dave MountDavid K. Mathews
David MargenDavid McIntosh
David MoyseDeclan Mulligan
Dee MurrayDek Messecar
Dennis MooreDennis Morgan
Diana ManganoDieter Meier
Don MancusoDon Mudie
Don MulvaneyDon Murray
Duncan MackayEinar Mjåland
Ellen MeierEric McCusker
Floyd MarcusFrank Mille
Frank MontoyaFranklin Madjid
Freddy MangiliGary Mallaber
Gary MooreGeorg Meier
George McArdleGeorge Miller
George MonroeGerd Müller
Gil MatthewsGoldy McJohn
Graeme MillerGraham Maitland
Greg "Too Bad" MorrowGunvar Marken
György MolnárHenry Marsh
Howard MartinHugh 'H' McDowell
Iain McClennanIan McDonald
Ian McLaganIan Moncur
Jack McCullochJack Musci
Jackie McAuleyJane Miller
Jay McGeeJed Moss
Jerry McKinneyJim McGinlay
Jim MessinaJim Mortimore
Jimmy MartinJimmy McCulloch
Jo MichatJoe Mulherin
Joel McDonaldJoey Molland
John MayhewJohn McBurnie
John McGeochJohn McInerney
John McKayJohn Meyer
John MowerJohn Paul Moran
Johnny MannJonah Mitchell
Keith MarshallKeith Moon
Ken McCleodKenny McDowell
Kenny MorrisKerry Minnear
Kevin MooneyKevin Murphy
Kim MerzLance Massey
Lou MarignanLynn Mittell
Mabron McKinneyMalcolm Green
Malcolm MortimoreManfred Mann
Manolo MartínezManuel Mari
Marco MendozaMarcus Malone
Mark McEnteeMark Nauseef
Martin McCarrickMarty Morin
Maurice MetayerMax Middleton
Meat LoafMichael Monarch
Mick MeehanMick Wilson
Micky MoodyMike McCormack
Mike MoranMus Mulyadi
Neil MerryweatherNeil Murray
Nick Van MaarthNicko McBrain
Nigel MacaraNigel Munt
Noel McCallaOle Marius Melhuus
Oliver MarshOreste "Lilio" Malagia
Pam MillerPaoli Mejías
Pat McAuleyPatrick McBride
Paul MirkovichPete May
Pete MoulesPeter Mackie
Peter MartinPhil McKenzie
Pierre MartinRandy Meisner
Ray MesservyRay Mulholland
Red McKelvieRichard Marcangelo
Rick MelickRick Morcombe
Rob MooreRobbie McIntosh
Robert MetayerRod Melvin
Roger (Tex) MarshRoger McGuinn
Roger McKewRoger McLachlan
Ron MahoneyRon Meagher
Ronnie MillingRonnie Montrose
Royden "Wayne" MoriceRushton Moreve
Sam McCueSam Mitchell
Spencer MallinsonSteve Marriott
Steve MatthewsSteve McMurray
Steve MillerSteve Mortkowitz
Tamás MihályTat Meager
Terry Lee MiallTerry Moore
Thomas MarshTim Munns
Ting MarkulinTom Marshall
Tommy MoellerTony 'Tex' Makins
Tony MitchellTony Murray
Trevor MoraisTurquoise Marshall
Van MorrisonWayne Fontana
Willy MorcusWolfgang "Pimmel" Mieles
Wyn MilsomWyn Milson
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