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What is Soft Rock Music

Soft Rock Music uses many of the techniques from Rock and Roll, combining them with some elements of singer-songwriter pop type music and folk rock. It’s a generally softer sound than conventional rock and roll (as if you hadn’t guessed) and songs are about teenage love, broken hearts and relationships, that sort of thing.  During the 1960’s rock music kind of split into two sections, hard rock and soft rock which both became extremely commercially successful in their own right.

Representative Soft Rock Musicians

Soft Rock Musicians which really helped to shape the music and became extremely successful during the mid to late 1970’s (the peak of it’s commercial success) were people like Billy Joel, America and Chicago, which followed on from the earlier soft rock artists including Carole King, James Taylor and (previously known as) Cat Stevens who now goes by the name of Yusuf Islam.

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