Pop Rock Style Overview
Pop Rock Music Description
Pop Rock is a style of Rock with a strong commercial slant (and associated radio exposure). It emerged in the late 1950s, to an extent taking over from the earlier Rock & Roll style. There is some overlap with the 1960s Beat style. This term can be used to describe rock music that follows the traditional "rock" format: drums, guitar, bass & vocals, with catchy hooks / riffs, & vocals. In its earlier appearances, it was in the mainstream/vanguard of rock - by the late 1960s, the connotation of the term had become more lightweight.