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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #7

February 17, 2019

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Exceptional Artist of the Week III Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2019 Artists of the Week (so far): George Harrison, Notorious B.I.G., Amy Winehouse, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mariah Carey

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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 Mariah Carey last week.

The results after 6 weeks (as of Wednesday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added next week):

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after 6 weeks

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Ready for Quiz #7?

Be Prepared!

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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………………..English Artist, one of his tunes is described below:

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400 points………………..Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight (and officially a ‘Sir’ added after being Knighted in 1998), he has collaborated with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967…

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300 points……………….and in the mid-90s, this talented singer/pianist/composer worked with lyricist Tim Rice on the Academy Award winning soundtrack to the Lion King

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200 points………………..He composed a threnody (a song in memory of a deceased person) in 1973 for Marilyn Monroe; the lyrics were revised in 1997 as a tribute to the Princess of Wales

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100 points………………..The artist is Sir E______ J_____

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Answer: إلتون جون

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

a) His run of albums in the early/mid-70s is one for the books!

b) His performance on The Simpsons is too!

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83 Comments
  1. First! With 500! Because of the chart! Woot!

  2. When all hope is gone… I scored 500

  3. Harrison permalink

    400 Please, good sir

  4. 500. I used to know someone called Phil Standish who liked to introduce himself with the help of one of this artists better known 80s hits…

  5. I’m still standing on that 500 list. I’m loving how charts are helping out here. Can I just add this is one for the things I look forward to playing along with every Sunday. It’s the small things that make a day. Thanks man.

    • Thank you for the kind words Steve, much appreciated.
      And with scores like 500, you will be a Man Rocket-ing up the scoreboard!

      • It’s a routine now, Sunday Morning. Dogs Fed, Kettle boiled mugs of coffee for Mrs ForTheDeaf and myself. Let’s check out the AOTW before the papers.

  6. Zack permalink

    500! Loved the chart clue.

  7. 400 more steps to the Yellow Brick Road!
    Man, back in High School (1981-1985) I sucked at graphs and as of today I still suck at trying to figure out Graphs!
    Consistent would be the word …hahaha

  8. Great first clue!! But 400 for me!!

  9. 400. Struggled with the graph. Happy to learn a new word (threnody) though.

  10. 500! Thankfully my Mom had the radio locked onto a soft rock station for 20 years.

  11. Saturday night’s alright for fighting and Sunday morning’s alright for me and Mika scoring 500 points. We’re going to see him in Saskatoon in October.

  12. jprobichaud permalink

    500 for me. I had to sing your chart a few times to get it though.

  13. 400 because no matter what I did even sleeping on it the chart defeated me and I know it is going to be so obvious once I know the answer.

  14. wdeod permalink

    400. 150 miles out with my first thought.

  15. I’ll take 400 this week.

  16. Charts help kids learn.
    500.

  17. 400 for me this week.

  18. Am I too late to claim a 400?

  19. 500 but barely. I almost gave up and went on to the 400 point clue. Then it suddenly clicked when I remembered that song!

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