General Pop, 70s - present
Pop music was often interchangeable with rock music until the late 60s as "pop" derives from the word "popular".
From the late 60s onwards, pop was regarded as a genre in its own right. In our "General Pop, 70s to present" section, you will find all pop acts not covered by other specific genres.
Major solo artists such as David Bowie, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen can be found in this section, as well as supergroups like Abba, Slade, T Rex, Status Quo and The Police. This section covers the period from the 70s right up until the present day, so you can also find the likes of Busted, Paula Abdul, S Club 7 and Take That to name but a few.