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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': 161 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 WishartBruce Woodcock
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 WindoGavin Webb
Geoff WhitehornGeorge Wada
George WeaverGeorge Wolfaardt
Gerald VeasleyGerd Wessel
Glenn WheatleyGrahame White
Hans WallbaumHarry Williamson
Hasse WalliHoward Werth
Ian WallaceIan 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
Ross WilsonRoy Wood
Samuel WalkerSerge Weber
Simon WettenhallSpike Wells
Stefan WissnetSteve Waller
Steve WebbSteve Wilkin
Steve WinwoodSue Woolley
Terry WilliamsTerry Wilson
Tim WheatleyTom Watts
Tomo WihmaTrevor Williams
Trevor WilsonWalter Wiederkehr
WardWarwick Wilkes
Wietn WitoWilli Pape
Zbigniew Wypych

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