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Artist of the Week – Quiz #49

December 10, 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, Iggy Pop


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Iggy Pop last week.

The results after 48 weeks:


After 48

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


Ready for Quiz #49?

The penultimate quiz of the year!


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 #49
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Formed in California, this band (with a very long list of past members) shares its name with the surname of its iconic lead guitarist (and the band is not Van Halen)






400 points……………….Their second studio album, Abraxas, is on the 1001 list






300 points…………………The group (that this author incorrectly assumed was a solo artist) experienced a huge resurgence in the late 90s, winning a pile of Grammy awards along the way






200 points…………………The lead guitarist’s first name is Carlos






100 points………………..The artist is S____________






Answer: سانتانا

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Fittingly (and unintentionally), the Quiz #49 band formed in San Francisco!

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  1. 500, no sacrifice here.

  2. Zack permalink

    500. I was just talking about how all sorts of weird bands start in San Francisco. Never thought of this one though.

  3. 400, not Smooth enough.

  4. 200. I was hoping for a Partridge family tribute.

  5. Tricky this week. 200

  6. Tough first clue without an era (well, for me anyway!). But too easy at 400.
    Only one on the list surprises me though. The fourth album is high in my Top 100!

    • Only one, so far, I should say – a friend saw them recently, the lead guitarist doesn’t show any signs of slowing down!

  7. 200. Not a great score, but my overall score maybe my biggest accomplishment this year!😁

  8. 400 for me on this one.

  9. 400 Smackers this week…tricky first question……

  10. Lucky guess bagged a smooth 500. I’m on a roll!

  11. jprobichaud permalink

    Believe it or not, I got it on the first clue. As soon as you said it wasn’t Van Halen… so 500 for me.

    • I believe it – I thought I’d better put the Van Halen bit in there, as they were easily the first ‘iconic guitarist last name = band name’ that jumped to my mind!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Good call. Although Bon Jovi does come to mind as well…

      • That’s the one that jumped to my wonderful wife’s mind!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Hahaha! Great minds and all that.

  12. 200 today. I should have had it with the album name but I couldn’t make a connection.

    • You’re on a 500 roll Mike!
      Thought of you guys during the leafs/pens game last night, the leafs won this round!

      • We caught it! Well, she caught it. I was watching a documentary on geology on my laptop but I saw her celebrating the win 🙂

        Phil didn’t seem to do much last night. Jen wore he Phil jersey!

      • I like that – supporting both Kessel and the Leafs, I’d like to see them meet in the Eastern Conference finals, it would be an entertaining series!

      • It would be, but I think the Pens would take that.

        We both like Phil. He wasn’t the right match for the Leafs team at that time, but he’s been pure class ever since. I liked that Phil and Dion Phaneuf never got along. I couldn’t stand Dion!

      • I think he’s a great fit as the 4th or 5th ‘go-to guy’ on Pittsburgh – when he was supposed to be ‘the guy’ on the Leafs, you’re right, it just wasn’t the right match.
        But when the spotlight goes to Crosby/Malkin/Letang/Murray and then Kessel, he’s able to do his thing, and he’s been really effective, especially on the Power Play this season. What a shot!

      • He’s really awesome. A late bloomer and I think Jen would love to have him back, though I doubt that’ll happen!

  13. Thrown by the first clue, I’ll take a healthy 400 this week, Geoff!

  14. 400 for me please.

  15. 300 for me, 500 for Mika

  16. 400 for me this week!

  17. 400. Had no idea they are from California. I thought they might have started a little further south, lol.

  18. 400 points! First clue completely threw me.

  19. 400 points if you would have but Northern CA I had a 10% better chance of getting it at 500 Oh Well “I can’t sing I ain’t pretty and my legs are thin” so I’ll stop complaining.

  20. jofrommontreal permalink

    200. But I should have figured it out way sooner.

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