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Soft Rock Music Guide: 5 Characteristics of Soft Rock

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 6 min read

Soft rock became a dominant pop genre in the 1970s and 1980s and spawned countless stars from Fleetwood Mac to Cat Stevens to Lionel Richie. Learn more about soft rock history, common characteristics, and famous soft rock artists.