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RockBoar.com Picture     Progressive rock (also referred to as prog rock or prog) is a subgenre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of a "mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility."

     Progressive rock was largely a European movement, and drew most of its influences from classical music and jazz fusion, in contrast to American rock, which was influenced by rhythm & blues and country, although there are notable exceptions in the New World such as Kansas and Rush — considered by many to be the finest examples of the form.

     Progressive rock developed from late 1960s psychedelic rock, as part of a wide-ranging tendency in rock music of this era to draw inspiration from ever more diverse influences. The term was initially applied to the music of bands such as King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, reaching its peak of popularity in the mid 1970s.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Rock

 

Progressive Rock bands starting with 'W': 11 bands in database

Steve Winwood (United Kingdom)Wallenstein (Germany)
Warhorse (United Kingdom)Warm Dust (United Kingdom)
Waterloo (Belgium)Web (United Kingdom)
Weed (Germany)Weidorje (France)
Wizard's Convention (United Kingdom)Wonderland Band (Germany)
Writing on the Wall (United Kingdom)

Progressive Rock artists starting with 'W': 144 artists in database

Achim WielertAd Wammes
Alan WakemanAlan Warran
Andy WardAnno Wombat
Archer WeaverArthur Weiss
Barbara WainwrightBernd Weber
Bernd WippichBob Wale
Bob WilsonBrian Wilson
Bridget WishartCarl Wayne
Cary WihmaCharlie Whitney
Charly WeissChris Rainbow
Chris WilliamsChris Wood
Cliff WilliamsColin Wilkinson
Colin WilliamsDag Westling
Dave WattsDave Wellbelove
Dave WhiteDave Wintour
Dennis WeiseDennis Wilson
Derek WilsonDon Weller
Doug WimbishDransfield "Les" Walker
Eckart VoggenreiterFrank Walburg
Frank WilsonFrank Wulff
Frank WuytsGarth Watt-Roy
Gary WeldonGary Windo
Geoff WhitehornGeorge Wada
George WeaverGeorge Wolfaardt
Gerald VeasleyGerd Wessel
Grahame WhiteHans Wallbaum
Harry WilliamsonHasse Walli
Howard WerthIan Wallace
Jürgen WimpelbergJah Wobble
James WarrenJason Willer
Jim "Crun" WalterJimmy Wiley
Joe WilliamsJohn "Junior" Wood
John "Pugwash" WeathersJohn Earl Walker
John Ike WaltonJohn L. Watson
John WeiderJohn Weinzierl
John WettonJohn White
John WillemsJohn Williams
John WilsonJohnny Weider
Junior WeerasingheKeith West
Ken WhaleyKenny Wheeler
Kieran WhiteKit Watkins
Klaus WalzKlaus Werner
Krystian WilczekLamar Williams
Laurie WisefieldLennie Wright
Lloyd WatsonMária Wittek
Mark WalkerMartin Wallace
Michael WainwrightMichael Wehmeyer
Michael WestphalMichael Wynn
Mick WalkerMick Waller
Mick WareMick Weaver
Mike WarnessMike Wedgwood
Mike WestbrookMojo Weideli
Narada Michael WaldenNick Woodland
Norbert WolfNorman Watt-Roy
Paul WilliamsPer Wium
Pete WingfieldPete Wright
Peter WolbrandtPeter Wood
Ralf WadephulRay "Taff" Williams
Ray WarleighRay Williams
Ray WilsonRaymond "Taff" Williams
Reese WynansReuben White
Richard WrightRick Wakeman
Rick WillsRick Worsnop
Robert WyattRoger Willis
Roman WojciechowskiRoy Wood
Samuel WalkerSerge Weber
Spike WellsStefan Wissnet
Steve WinwoodSue Woolley
Terry WilliamsTomo Wihma
Trevor WilliamsWalter Wiederkehr
WardWietn Wito
Willi PapeZbigniew Wypych
 

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