Pop & Rock (Greek: Ποπ & Ροκ; stylized as Ποπ+Ροκ) was a Greek magazine, founded in 1978 by Giannis Petridis, Kostas Zougris and Vassos Tsimidopoulos. After its first issue, it became a popular music magazine in Greece.

Pop & Rock
Ποπ & Ροκ
First issueMarch 1978; 46 years ago (1978-03)
Final issue2012 (2012)
Based inKallithea, Attica

Petridis and Zougris had been thinking about publishing a magazine for a while, but did not have the money to do so. By coincidence, publisher Aris Gritzalis met with Petridis and asked him about publishing a music magazine. Petridis and Zougris were then joined by Tsimidopoulos, who was a close friend of Petridis, and who also wrote in the first issues. The name came about when Tsimidopoulos suggested modelling it from the name of the French magazine Rock & Folk, with Zougris coming up with Pop & Rock.[1]

Its headquarters were in Kallithea and the first issue was in March 1978 and featured Jimi Hendrix on the front cover.[2] The magazine covered a wide variety of genres and topics and, from 1980, it published a monthly sales chart.[3] After its formation in the late 1980s, the charts published in the magazine were commissioned by IFPI Greece.[4]

Petridis was also director until 1998, when he resigned. A few years later, the magazine was bought by Μουσικοεκδοτική ('Music Publishing'), who also published Popcorn and Metal Hammer. The magazine changed publisher many times, but due to fewer and fewer sales and financial difficulties, the magazine closed in 2012.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ Μανιάτης, Κώστας (27 January 2020). "Το Ποπ και Ροκ δεν έκλεισε ποτέ" [Pop and Rock never closed]. Oneman.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b Ριχάρδος, Αλέξανδρος (1 March 2018). "40 Χρονια Ποπ-ροκ: Θυμηθειτε Το Καλυτερο Ελληνικο Μουσικο Περιοδικο" [40 Years of Pop-rock: Remember the Best Greek Music Magazine]. Rockmachine.gr. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Greek Charts - Are There Online Archives?". UKMIX Forums. October 27, 2006. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  4. ^ Bakker, Machgiel (August 24, 1991). "Specifications Of National Charts" (PDF). Music & Media. p. 3. Retrieved March 5, 2023. Greek title: Non & POK

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