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Artist of the Week: Quiz #5

February 5, 2017


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Artists of the week (so far): Brian Eno, U2, Stevie Wonder, Everything But The Girl


My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Everything But The Girl last week.

Here are the results after 4 quizzes:




Ready for Quiz #5?

Talk about a rhetorical question!

Quiz Rules/Format
(feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!


Artist of the Week #5
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..born August 25, 1954, with the birth name Declan Patrick MacManus






400 points………………..Is married to Canadian jazz pianist/singer Diana Krall






300 points…………………Appeared in Austin Powers 2, in a scene with Burt Bacharach






200 points………………….His backup bands include “The Imposters” and “The Attractions”






100 points………………..The first name of his stage name is Elvis, and the second name is neither Presley nor Stojko.






Answer: إلفيس كوستيلو
(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I appreciate that quiz contestants have been patient & kind to my accounting team when points have been incorrectly added/accidentally omitted!



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  1. 500 for me. His mum lives/lived in the next road to ours here.

    • I can only assume that story can be labelled as “True!”

      • It is actually. Elvis opened the door once when my friends went around carol singing, many years ago.

  2. Well, you would change your name, wouldn’t you?
    500 for me too.

  3. 300 for me. Sadly, the Austin Powers reference made it easy for me.

  4. 500! The Brain is BACK!

  5. 200. The name sounded so familiar yet I couldn’t put my finger on it.

  6. 400 baby! 👍

  7. Zack permalink


  8. 💯

  9. 500 for the Deker! I knew this by his association with McCartney on the Flowers in The Dirt album! Also years ago a girl i dated was into this artist so of course I asked the question of what is this chaps real name…!

  10. 300 for me, Geoff! That’s an improvement on last week!

  11. I had it on the tip of my tongue at 200… but didn’t truly get it until the 100 pts question. Elvis!!

  12. 400. Should have got it at 500 😞. Really good clues this week, Geoff. Looking forward to the reviews!

  13. 500 and I missed all the other quizzes damn, home town hero of sorts though as he is, maybe I can catch up

  14. Can anyone play or do you all drink in the same pub? 500 in anycase

    • Anyone can play – though it would be even more fun to play in the same pub!
      Nice work on today’s quiz Kid Slender!

  15. Guessed right at 500, confirmed at 200?

  16. 500 points for me as soon as I read the first name. Do I get bonus points for that? 😀

    • It feels like there ought to be bonus points for such an early correct guess – I’ll have to speak with the Quizmaster!

  17. Boom! 500 points! EC was ‘ere

  18. Jenn permalink

    400 for me! Can-con trivia for the not quite win!

  19. 400 for me as well. D

  20. 300 points. Better then last week at least

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