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Artist of the Week II – Quiz #49

December 9, 2018


Amazing Artist of the Week Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

Artists of the Week (so far): Genesis50 CentSlayerWhitney HoustonoasisPaul SimonChicagoFatboy SlimDef LeppardBeyoncé, Kraftwerk, Green Day, George Michael, Frank Sinatra, Anthrax, CCR, Bon Jovi, Annie Lennox, Marvin Gaye, Dolly Parton, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Radiohead, Little Richard, Björk, Ryan Adams, Elvis Presley, The Police, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, Snoop Dogg, ZZ Top, Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Joel, Duke Ellington, Meat LoafSheryl Crow, Boston, Queen, Buddy Holly, Outkast, Motörhead, Rod Stewart, k.d. Lang, The White Stripes, Ray Charles, Aerosmith, The Pretenders


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Pretenders last week.

The results after 48 weeks (as of Saturday morning – results submitted after that time will be added next week):


after 48


Ready for Quiz #49?

Almost there!


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!


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


500 points………………..American artist, born in 1949, with a quintet of albums on the 1001 list, including a sparse recording named after a Midwestern state (capital city: Lincoln)…





400 points………………..and its considerably less sparse followup album that acknowledges his home country at the time of his birth (and features a video starring a youthful Courteney Cox, moving rhythmically in the absence of light!)





300 points……………….The Boss






200 points………………His first name is the same as the shark from Finding Nemo (or The Hulk’s first name), his second name is [the plural of a particular season + an adolescent]







100 points………………..The artist is B_______ S___________________






Answer: بروس سبرينغستين

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

In addition to quite enjoying this artist, I quite liked Weird Al’s “interview” with him!

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  1. I don’t know if it’s premonition, but I just thought of him before I even read the first clue! 500 please!
    BTW, missed opportunity for a High Fidelity clue.

    • A well-timed thought!
      And not to worry Amrita – I’ve been listening to Echo & The Bunnymen from the 1001 list recently, so a Jack Black quote will inevitably be a part of that review!

  2. 500. Took me a while as I don’t know my state capitals very well.

  3. 300… (Perhaps I should brush up on my American geography!!)

  4. 500. Channels and nothing on. So I played your quiz instead

  5. 400 points. The video with Cox is etched in my memory

  6. Zack permalink


  7. 500 for me. Thank goodness for Geography class and learning state capitals.

    • When geography students ask their teacher, “when are we ever going to use this?” – now there’s an answer for the importance of knowing your mid-western state capitals!

      • Who’d a thunk…that after 30+ years after I graduated, it would come in handy…and the fact i actually still remember that crap. I can’t remember what I did yesterday.

  8. Lack of US geography knowledge let me down. So just a B.S. 400 for me this week!

    • Haha, when we’re classifying accounts as either Income Statement (IS) or Balance Sheet (BS), I enjoy telling the students that by saying ‘this is BS’ might actually be the correct answer!

  9. Read the Bosses Autobiography a few years ago. Great read!
    500 bones to spend at Lucky Town!

    • 500 points for the man who was Born in the Thunder Bay-ay!

      • hahahaha….that just about sums it up!

        Born down in a dead man’s town
        The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
        End up like a dog that’s been beat too much
        Till you spend half your life just covering up

      • I just checked the TBay weather forecast, -5C, that’s not too bad I suppose, don’t have to spend too long today covering up for the wind chill!

      • Yes and hardly any snow here…still can see grass along the side of the house…
        Good for my old bones as I don’t have to shovel haha

  10. jprobichaud permalink

    I got the Courtney Cox clue at 400. Very big album at the time.

  11. I’ll take a 300 today.

  12. I’ll take for full 500 please.

  13. 500 for me too as I have the boxed set of the early stuff and play it often. That geographical album is something else, man, hooboy.

  14. 500 please. I am scarred by some of his records.

  15. 400. Woah woah woah, I’m not on fire.

  16. 500. Moving rhythmically indeed!

  17. 400 this week!

  18. That Midwestern state album is one of my favorites of his.

  19. Trying to think of how to work in Asbury Park, NJ, for another state-based clue. Whatevs.
    An easy 500 today, Geoff.
    I’m on fire.

  20. 400 this week mate! Seems like Friends has saved my tuckus once again!

  21. 500 this week!!! 🙂

  22. 500 each for Mika and me.

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