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Artist of the Week II – Quiz #7

February 18, 2018

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Amazing Artist of the Week Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

Artists of the Week (so far): Genesis, 50 Cent, Slayer, Whitney Houston, oasis, Paul Simon

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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 Paul Simon last week.

The results after 6 weeks (as of Thursday):

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after 6

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Ready for Quiz #7

¡fantástico!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, 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 #7
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..This American band’s name is a one-word toponym (a place name); though when they formed in 1967, their original name also name-checked that city’s public transportation providers

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400 points……………….Sports teams from the band’s hometown include the Blackhawks, the Bulls, and Da Bears

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300 points…………………The band shares their name with a 2002 musical featuring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere

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200 points…………………The band’s namesake is the most populated city in the American Midwest, also known as “The Windy City”

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100 points………………..The artist is C_________

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Answer: شيكاغو

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

I enjoy that their album on the 1001 (and original band name) celebrates the city’s bus & train operators!

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60 Comments
  1. 500. Don’t play Russian Roulette kids.

  2. jprobichaud permalink

    Daaaaaaaaa bullsssssss. What that your fifth heart attack this week? Yes man. 500 for me.

  3. Zack permalink

    500

  4. 500. Love that first LP. Recently dug deep for a Mo Fi copy!

  5. 400. Where are all the clues involving darts and cricket?

  6. 500 for me. That’s the Sean Connery way!

  7. Wow 500! I’m on fire!

  8. 500. I like the word toponym.

  9. I don’t live in the US so the sports/place references went over my head. 300 points this time

  10. wow wow cha cha… wow wow cha cha… More than a feeeellling… Ha ha! Just kidding! 500! My parents had all of their albums. Motorboat to Mars! Look it up!

    • Well played Kevin – and Motorboat to Mars, what an impractical way to get to our closest planet!

  11. I knew it at 500 but confirmed it at 400… I leave it up to you to decide my points!

  12. It’s 300 for me!

    • Nice work J – hope the Born to Run spin went well this morning!

      • It did indeed, Geoff. Even got my happy feet going and a wee singalong. JJ proclaiming “this is a good record, daddy”.

  13. 500 each for me and Mika. In both cases we made the right guess out of the two obvious possibilities.

  14. I can say 500 with authority

  15. 400 here! I was guessing Kansas at 500 haha. Sad I missed last week!

    • If Kansas had named their first album after the state’s public transportation providers, I suppose they’d qualify too!

  16. Yea I clearly didn’t know that part of the question!

  17. 400 for me this week!

  18. 500. One of very few double debut albums. Can you name others?

    • I cannot – but that’s ambitious to open a career with a double. And 500’s a bold score too!

      • Zappa’s Freak Out was a double. I think the first 5 Chicago were all doubles!

      • The first 3 and 4 of the first 6. No wonder they started churning out so much crap later on but the first 4 albums are pretty terrific.

  19. 500 for me and I think they’re awful!

  20. 500 for this week

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