Started around the early-mid 70's as a sort of continuation of the spirit of rock played by many Rock and British Invasion bands during the 60's.
Known for it's catchiness and may include 60's-esque Pop vocals and harmonies. Tends to be very poppy, upbeat and fun. Can include elements of Hard Rock and Pop Punk or synthesizers among others. Influenced and related to genres such as New Wave and Jangle Pop, Pop Punk. and Indie Rock.
Well known artists who have played Powerpop include: