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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 'P': 18 bands in database

Alan Price (United Kingdom)Alan Price Set (United Kingdom)
Georgie Fame & Alan Price (United Kingdom)Pack (United States)
Paddy, Klaus & Gibson (United Kingdom)Painter (Canada)
Parrish & Gurvitz (United Kingdom)Party Machine (Australia)
Pilot (United Kingdom)Plastic Penny (United Kingdom)
Playboys (United States)Pleasure Garden (United Kingdom)
Poco (United States)Popcorn Blizzard (United States)
Pretenders (United Kingdom)Private Eye (Canada)
Ronnie Dio & The Prophets (United States)Terry Knight & The Pack (United States)

Pop Rock artists starting with 'P': 119 artists in database

Al PerkinsAlan Park
Alan PasquaAlan Price
Andy PetreAnthony Phillips
Armando PerazaArthur Penthollow
Barry PalmerBilly Peek
Billy Pitt-JonesBobby Pickett
Brian ParkerBrian Parrish
Carl PalmerChris Parks
Chuck PortzClaude Pepper
Colin PattendenColleen Peterson
Cozy PowellDai Pritchard
Dave PlotelDave Powell
Davey PattisonDavey Payne
David PaichDavid Palmer
David PatonDennis Pendrith
Derek PellicciDetlef Petersen
Dick ParryDinos Papavasileiou
Doug PetrieGábor Presser
Garth PorterGed Peck
Gene ParsonsGeoffrey Peacey
George "Chocolate" PerryGeorge Pentzikis
Giorgos PetridisGram Parsons
Greg PhillinganesGuy Pratt
Hans PapeHonest John Plain
Ian PaiceJürgen Pluta
Jeff PilsonJeff Porcaro
Jeremy PaulJim Parker
Jim PensonJim Pons
Jimmy PageJimmy Powell
Jochen PetersJochen Petersen
Joe PappalardoJohannes Pappert
John G. PerryJohn Pearson
John PerryJohn Petersen
John PhillipsJohn Pierce
John PlataniaJohn Porter
John PughJohn Purdell
Jon PlotelKarl Perazzo
Kate PiersonKeith Powell
Kenny PineLaurie Pryor
Lazaros PapageorgiouLeon Patillo
Marco PirroniMark Priest
Mel PachutaMichelle Phillips
Mike PattoMike Porcaro
Nick PantasNick Parvin
Nick PentelowNicola Pankoff
Orson PresencePaul Pilnick
Phil PickettPoli Palmer
Prairie PrinceRic Petropolis
Richard PattersonRick Price
Robbie PlazierRoger Pope
Ron PrentissShirley Paris
Simon PhilipsSimon Phillips
Steve PerronSteve Phillipson
Steve PiggotSteve Porcaro
Steve PrestwichSteven Paul Perry
Tassos PapastamatisTerry Park
Themos PetrouThomas Palmkvist
Tim PartridgeTuro Paschayan
Vassilis PapavassiliouVictor Pantoja
Viv Prince

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