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Artist of the Week – Quiz #45

November 12, 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, James Taylor, The Eagles, The B-52s, LL Cool J, The Dictators, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Christina Aguilera, Jane’s Addiction, The Doors, The Beta Band, Talking Heads, Bee Gees, Megadeth, The Ramones, Guns n’ Roses, The Libertines, B.B. King, Beck, Coldplay, Madonna, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, The Beastie Boys, Neil Young, Ice Cube


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Ice Cube last week.

The results after 45 weeks:


after 44

*Plus 10,000,000 bonus points for giving birth to our third daughter 😀


Ready for Quiz #45?



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 #45
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Born in Fort Macleod, Alberta on November 7, 1943, this artist’s birth name is Roberta Anderson






400 points……………….She has 4 albums on the 1001 list, all from the 1970s





300 points…………………Is name-checked (and has a song featured prominently) in the film Love Actually, where Alan Rickman’s character exclaims to Emma Thompson’s, “I can’t believe you still listen to _____ _________.”






200 points…………………The song featured prominently in Love Actually is named Both Sides Now (the 2000s reworking of her hit from the 60s)






100 points………………..The artist is J______ M___________






Answer: جوان ميتشل

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Happy belated birthday to this artist!

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  1. First!

    500 for me, and all this despite not even really being a fan (I know, I know, I’ll turn in my Canadian card for inspection). I’ll be interested to see how you get along with this one!

  2. 500. Hey Joni put it all behind you.

  3. 500 and she is awe inspiring.

  4. Perfecto. That’s my assessment of two of those 70s albums. And the score today.

  5. jprobichaud permalink

    Yeah, 500, can’t say I’m a huge fan though.

  6. Zack permalink

    500!!! Joni is my favorite singer of all time, can’t wait for this review!

  7. Zack permalink

    Got a big goose egg. Where’s my high five!

  8. 300 this week.

  9. Took a wild guess at 400, turned out to be right! Another great set of clues this week.

  10. 400p today

  11. 500!! I love her!!

  12. Just a 200 for me.

  13. Just 100 for me. I have never seen Love Actually so those clues didn’t help.

  14. 500! Citizenship retained!

  15. 400. I blame the lost points on a bad chest infection. Still think she should have got the Nobel prize instead of Bob.

  16. 500 Went out with a girl years ago and her dad was a huge JM fan….One night he schooled me on her….the dad owned here in Tbay at one time a Sam The Record Man!

    • I think the last Sam the Record Man is in Belleville – it was still open as of a year ago or so, nice work this week Deke!

      • Wo thats impressive! Sam The Record Man closed up shop here back in 87 or 88…
        Loooooong Time ago!
        Thats why whenever I went to Toronto Sams was a must visit!

  17. 300 this week. I’d forgotten about the pseudonym.

  18. Doh! Only 100. I was thinking of someone else.

  19. jofrommontreal permalink

    400! I only know one of her albums though.

  20. 300. I’m from Saskatoon originally and they claim her as their own so I was thrown.

    • I think Jim Carrey went to high school in Burlington for maybe 1 semester – but that didn’t stop us from claiming him when I was in high school!

  21. 400 points. I really didn’t realize she changed her name so radically.

  22. Jordan Richardson permalink


  23. Bounce back week 500

  24. 100 for me!

  25. 400 points. Should have known from the Canada clue, but needed number 2 to confirm it

  26. jofrommontreal permalink

    100 only… (thanks for letting me catch up to your quizzes, once in a while!)

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