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Artist of the Week – Quiz #48

December 3, 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 NelsonThe Beach Boys, The Beastie Boys, Neil Young, Ice Cube, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Metallica


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Metallica last week.

The results after 47 weeks:


after 47

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


Ready for Quiz #48?

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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!


Artist of the Week #48
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Born in Michigan in 1947, this artist’s birth name is James Newell Osterberg Jr.






400 points……………….Both of his solo albums from 1977 are on the 1001 list (and both were produced by David Bowie)





300 points…………………Known as the “Godfather of Punk,” he provided vocals for The Stooges






200 points…………………His song, Lust for Life, was introduced to a whole new audience when it was used in the 1996 film Trainspotting






100 points………………..The artist is I___ P__






Answer: إيجي بوب

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I quite like the high-school-picture-day-esque album art on the cover of Lust for Life!

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  1. 500. His last name is a little misleading- could have been rock and roll….

  2. 500 points for me!

  3. 400 I never knew he had a real name.

    • I hadn’t considered his real name before this quiz – a part of me hoped his stage name was also his birth name!

  4. Zack permalink


  5. 500. Easy peasey lemon squeezy

  6. 500 for me too. I was just playing him this morning in fact.

  7. Yep. Nice straightforward clue straight up! 500 please.

  8. Not too familiar with him. 300 for me

  9. An even quicker 500 than the Stones- a top 5 artist for me!!

  10. 500 again! I’m beasting it these days.

  11. 500 with no coffee!

  12. Cold Metal….But I’ll take 500 Pops Sir Geoff !

  13. 400 please! I guessed at 500, but 400 sealed the deal!

  14. jprobichaud permalink

    500 like a rocket. But I’m not the passenger

  15. 400, Geoff. I knew it at 500, but I read the 400 clue right after it before saying the name…

  16. 400. He’s my favourite frontman. His energy and attitude beats Jagger.

  17. Another 100 for me.

  18. 200. Love what I’ve heard from him, but I guess my knowledge is limited.

  19. 300. I’m a fan, just not A fan.

  20. 400 points. I’ve been trying to listen to more classic albums the last couple of years to widen my knowledge of music history. Apparently starting to pay off in terms of answering this week’s quiz 🙂

  21. 500. I am well acquainted with this individual! I was deprived, however, of seeing him in concert when he was not allowed over the border into the country (for whatever reason).

  22. I went through all 48 of these last night with my wife; she got 300 on this one and, if she can jump in late, wound up with an even 18,000 for all of them.

  23. 400 for the week

  24. jofrommontreal permalink

    200. He was a british secret I think for many years, in between phases of stardom. Thank you, Trainspotting (for many things)!

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