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Artist of the Week – Quiz #17

April 30, 2017

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Artists of the week (so far): Brian Eno, U2, Stevie Wonder, Everything But The Girl, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, CSNY, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull, Cream

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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Cream last week.

Here are the results after 16 quizzes:

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after 16

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Ready for Quiz #17?

Heck yes!

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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!

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Artist of the Week #17
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..This American Male Artist shares a first name with a British band & a last name with a song by Jack Johnson (whose video featured Ben Stiller)

 

 

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400 points………………..This singer-songwriter also guest-starred in the episode “Deep Space Homer” (S5E15 of the Simpsons); when he visited NASA during the show, he was on the receiving end of Buzz Aldrin’s memorable declaration, “With all due respect, Mr. _________, this isn’t the best time for your unique brand of bittersweet folk rock.”

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300 points…………………He was born in 1948 in Boston & has won several Grammy Awards

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200 points………………….His lone album on the 1001 list features the tracks Fire and Rain & Country Road

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100 points………………..The artist is J_______ T__________ (and it’s not Justin Timberlake).

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Answer: جيمس تايلور
(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Cheers to the artists referenced in the first clue for providing plenty of enjoyable music as well!

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65 Comments
  1. Dude. You crafty fellow. 500 for me!

    • Exemplary work Aaron!

      • Thanks, Geoff. Deke’s gonna say I’m cheating but I’m not! I swear! I had that first record back in the day, and I have all the Jack Johnson albums here, so it was just having a quick think and putting 2+2 together…

      • I believe you, not to worry! We’ve got a couple JJ records (and a couple by the other group from the 500 clue), all keepers!

  2. 400. I never get movie references!

  3. Another lowly 100 for me!

  4. 300, it’s okay though, really it’s okay.

  5. Zack permalink

    200

  6. 300 for me!

  7. 500. Took a guess that turned out to be right! Not Justin Timberlake 😉

  8. Guessed right at 300, though had to Google it to check! I should know more considering I was just reading a book that has a large section on his work…

  9. Only 100 this time.

  10. $100 for me!

  11. Still stuck at 400!

    • As the Darkness might sing, Stuck in a Rut – but if 400’s a ‘rut’ you’re doing fine!

      • I feel like a race car that just can’t keep it in “Top Gear” though! I need Matt LeBlanc!

  12. Been listening to a bit of this dude recently. Babyshambles Yesternow, I mean.
    Oh, not THAT Jack Johnson?
    OK. 300 then.

    • By that Jack Johnson I assume you’re referring to the NHL defenseman? 😉
      Nice work Bruce – and I’ve been enjoying listening to this dude so far as well!

  13. Doh! 100 for me…

  14. ouch, only 100 for me too. The banality of his music has probably caused erasure from my mind

  15. Nope, zero. I still have no idea who it is.

  16. 300 this week

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