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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 'R': 22 bands in database

Achim Reichel (Germany)Les Révoltés (Canada)
Michael Rabon & The Five Americans (United States)Randy Pie (Germany)
Randy, Pie & Family (Germany)Rattles (Germany)
Red Caps (United Kingdom)Redcaps (United Kingdom)
Revolution (United Kingdom)Roaring Sixties (United Kingdom)
Robin & the Ravens (United Kingdom)Rockin' Berries (United Kingdom)
Rockin' Horse (United Kingdom)Roemans (United States)
Rollicks (Germany)Ronnie & The Redcaps (United Kingdom)
Ronnie King and The Redcaps (United Kingdom)Rose Tattoo (Australia)
Roulettes (United Kingdom)Royalty (United Kingdom)
Rubettes (United Kingdom)Unit Four Plus Two (United Kingdom)

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

Achim ReichelAmbrose Reynolds
Andre ReynenAndrew Rose
Andrew RossAndy Roberts
Andy RossAndy Rourke
Benny RietveldBill "Faron" Russley
Bill RichardsonBobby Rambo
Brian RuedyBurghard Rausch
Cathy RichardsonChris Redburn
Chris RhyneChristopher Robin
Chuck RuffCliff Rehrig
Dallas RoyalDave Ruffy
David Lee RothDavid Reay
David RoseDemis Roussos
Dennis ReganDennis Ryland
Doug RauchDoug Rea
Doug RoweDuncan "Kid" Reid
Eddie RaynerEddie Richards
Eddie Van RoosendaelEdward Roth
Enrique RiveraFrank Rosemann
Freddie RavelGareth Roberts
Gene ReslerGeoffrey Richardson
Gerard RomeynGerry Rafferty
Gilberto "Gil" RiveraGlenn Reither
Graham RussellGregg Rolie
Hermann RugensteinHilary Roy
Ian RilenJack Russell
James RocheJerry Roth
Jim RodfordJimmie Richards
Jimmy RaitherJoachim Reiser
Joachim RietenbachJohn "Screamin JR " Richardson
John FordJohn Reynolds
John RichardsonJohn Russell
Johnny RogersJohnny Ruff
Junior RiosKarl "Slick" Rucker
Kenny RoweKip Raines
Lanny RoenickeLarry Raspberry
Larry Ripley Lewis Ross
Lucie RejchrtovaLuther Rabb
Manuel RodríguezMark Ryan
Mauro RattaggiMick Rogers
Mick RussellMike Rabon
Mike RosaMike Rudd
Mike RutherfordOtto Richard
Paul RaymondPaul Robbins
Paul RobertsPaul Rodgers
Peter ReilichPeter Rietmann
Randall WallerRandy Roos
Raul RekowRejean Ruel
Ric RothwellRico Reyes
Robin RileyRod Roach
Ron ReynoldsRon Rocco
Ronnie RiceRudy Romero
Rupert RossRyan Ricks
Simon RylandStephane Reynaud
Steve "Vom" RitchieSteve Reush
Steve RodfordTom Robinson
Tommy RogersTony Rivers
Trevor RabinTrevor Reidy
Volker ReinholdWalfredo Reyes
Wendell Richardson

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