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Artist of the Week II – Quiz #50

December 16, 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 Loaf,  Sheryl Crow, Boston, Queen, Buddy Holly, Outkast, Motörhead, Rod Stewart, k.d. Lang, The White Stripes, Ray Charles, Aerosmith, The Pretenders, Bruce Springsteen


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

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

The results after 49 weeks (as of Saturday morning – results submitted after that time will be added next week):


after 49


Ready for Quiz #50?

The year II finale!


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 #50
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American artist, born in 1958, his recording studio is the solution to the photo puzzle below:







400 points………………..After being virtually invisible for the first 3 minutes of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance, his While My Guitar Gently Weeps outro solo redefined “stealing the show”






300 points……………….He has a trio of albums on the 1001 list: Sign o’ the Times, one about the year before Y2K, and…






200 points………………a 1984 soundtrack about violet-coloured precipitation







100 points………………..The artist is P______






Answer: أمير

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

My wonderful wife & I went to a tribute to this artist in Vegas last year – they did their homework (including the guys who played Morris Day & Jerome), it was fantastic!

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  1. 500 points. Baby I’m a star.

  2. 500 (love ‘____s and Rec’)!

  3. Love the 500 clue. Nailed it easy after reading the book on the man. Woo!

  4. I’ve seen that epic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance on YouTube. 400 points.

    • Epic is a nice description for those closing 3 minutes – where did the guitar go at the end?!

      • Odd that he just threw it! 🙂 I think he must have planned for someone to catch the guitar. If not,*look out below*!!

  5. We’re gonna party like it’s 500 points to me

  6. I may not have to be rich, but I do love me a 500!

  7. Well ..looks like I’m the boob whose gonna end the streak of everyone guessing 500!
    300 points….GAH!
    That picture at the top-baffled me hahaha..
    Well played…

  8. jprobichaud permalink

    300 for me. Some good clues though.

  9. I’ll check in with 200.

  10. 400! Thank goodness for clue 2 since I know nothing else about him!

  11. 500! Got it right away

  12. Zack permalink


  13. 500 each for me and Mika

    • Well played James & Mika – and I enjoyed your family guy character on Mike’s site the other day!

  14. 500 as I sit here in the rain.

  15. Have a couple of shirts featuring that fabric design, Geoff. Nice clue, and enough to get the 500 this week. Cheers!

  16. 500 damn good clue too.

  17. jofrommontreal permalink

    200, thanks to that famous violet-coloured precipitation

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