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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': 12 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)
Willy & The Philtones (Australia)Wizard's Convention (United Kingdom)
Wonderland Band (Germany)Writing on the Wall (United Kingdom)
 

Progressive Rock artists starting with 'W': 153 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
Gavin WebbGeoff Whitehorn
George WadaGeorge Weaver
George WolfaardtGerald Veasley
Gerd WesselGlenn Wheatley
Grahame WhiteHans Wallbaum
Harry WilliamsonHasse Walli
Howard WerthIan Wallace
Jürgen WimpelbergJah Wobble
James WarrenJason Willer
Jim "Crun" WalterJimmy Wiley
Joe WilliamsJohn "Bass" Walton
John "Junior" WoodJohn "Pugwash" Weathers
John Earl WalkerJohn Ike Walton
John L. WatsonJohn Weider
John WeinzierlJohn Wetton
John WhiteJohn Willems
John WilliamsJohn Wilson
Johnny WeiderJunior Weerasinghe
Keith WestKen Whaley
Kenny WheelerKieran White
Kit WatkinsKlaus Walz
Klaus WernerKrystian Wilczek
Lamar WilliamsLaurie Wisefield
Lennie WrightLloyd Watson
Mária WittekMark Walker
Martin WallaceMichael Wainwright
Michael WehmeyerMichael Westphal
Michael WynnMick Walker
Mick WallerMick Ware
Mick WeaverMike Warness
Mike WedgwoodMike Westbrook
Mojo WeideliMurray Wilkins
Narada Michael WaldenNick Woodland
Norbert WolfNorman Watt-Roy
Paul WheelerPaul 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 Webb
Steve WinwoodSue Woolley
Terry WilliamsTerry Wilson
Tim WheatleyTomo Wihma
Trevor WilliamsWalter Wiederkehr
WardWarwick Wilkes
Wietn WitoWilli Pape
Zbigniew Wypych

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