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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': 139 artists in database

Achim WielertAd Wammes
Alan WakemanAlan Warran
Andy WardArcher Weaver
Arthur WeissBarbara Wainwright
Bernd WeberBernd Wippich
Bob WaleBob Wilson
Brian WilsonBridget Wishart
Carl WayneCary Wihma
Charlie WhitneyCharly Weiss
Chris RainbowChris Williams
Chris WoodCliff Williams
Colin WilkinsonColin Williams
Dag WestlingDave Watts
Dave WellbeloveDave White
Dave WintourDennis Weise
Dennis WilsonDerek Wilson
Don WellerDoug Wimbish
Dransfield "Les" WalkerEckart Voggenreiter
Frank WalburgFrank Wilson
Frank WulffFrank Wuyts
Garth Watt-RoyGary Weldon
Gary WindoGeoff Whitehorn
George WadaGeorge Weaver
George WolfaardtGerald Veasley
Gerd WesselGrahame White
Hans WallbaumHarry Williamson
Hasse WalliHoward Werth
Ian WallaceJürgen Wimpelberg
Jah WobbleJames Warren
Jason WillerJim "Crun" Walter
Jimmy WileyJoe Williams
John "Pugwash" WeathersJohn Earl Walker
John Ike WaltonJohn L. Watson
John WeiderJohn Weinzierl
John WettonJohn Willems
John WilliamsJohn Wilson
Johnny WeiderJunior Weerasinghe
Ken WhaleyKenny Wheeler
Kieran WhiteKit Watkins
Klaus WalzKlaus Werner
Krystian WilczekLamar Williams
Laurie WisefieldLennie Wright
Mária WittekMark Walker
Martin WallaceMichael Wainwright
Michael WehmeyerMichael Westphal
Michael WynnMick Walker
Mick WallerMick Ware
Mick WeaverMike Warness
Mike WedgwoodMike Westbrook
Mojo WeideliNarada Michael Walden
Nick WoodlandNorbert Wolf
Norman Watt-RoyPaul Williams
Per WiumPete Wingfield
Pete WrightPeter Wolbrandt
Peter WoodRalf Wadephul
Ray "Taff" WilliamsRay Warleigh
Ray WilliamsRay Wilson
Raymond "Taff" WilliamsReese Wynans
Reuben WhiteRichard Wright
Rick WakemanRick Wills
Rick WorsnopRobert Wyatt
Roger WillisRoman Wojciechowski
Roy WoodSamuel Walker
Serge WeberSpike Wells
Stefan WissnetSteve Winwood
Sue WoolleyTerry Williams
Tomo WihmaTrevor Williams
Walter WiederkehrWard
Wietn WitoWilli Pape
Zbigniew Wypych

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