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  1. protopunknoun

    Collectively, the music (of various genres and backgrounds) that influenced the later punk movement in the 1970s.


  1. Protopunk

    Proto-punk is a term used retrospectively to describe a number of musicians who were important precursors of punk rock in the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, or who have been cited by early punk musicians as influential. Typically, these artists were not themselves considered punk; furthermore, the typification is not widely regarded to have been the result of a distinct musical genre as these precursors came from a wide array of backgrounds, styles, and influences. American acts like The Seeds, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Monks, Shadows of Knight, The Velvet Underground, The Doors, The Trashmen, MC5, The Stooges, The Modern Lovers, The Sonics, New York Dolls, The Dictators, Lou Reed, Big Star, The Fugs, Television, Death, Captain Beefheart, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Rocket from the Tombs, and Love, German acts such as Ton Steine Scherben, Neu! and Can, and acts from the United Kingdom including The Kinks, The Troggs, The Who, David Bowie, T.Rex, Faces, Brian Eno, Mott The Hoople, Roxy Music, Peter Hammill's Nadir's Big Chance, Doctors of Madness and Hawkwind are commonly cited as the most noteworthy artists that would ultimately influence punk.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protopunk in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protopunk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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