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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #19

May 12, 2019


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, Elton John, Gorillaz, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Cheap Trick, Can, Kanye West, Fleetwood Mac, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Black Sabbath, Tina Turner


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Tina Turner last week.

The results after 18 weeks (as of Saturday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added next week):




Ready for Quiz #19?



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 #19
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Born in 1966, raised as ‘Scott Moorhead,’ and drowned in 1997, this late American Artist’s lone studio album, Grace, is on the 1001 list…






400 points………………..and his biological father, Tim, has a trio of albums on the 1001 list as well (Goodbye and Hello, Happy Sad, and Greetings from L.A.)






300 points……………….Although countless have covered Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, his version was the one that appeared in the Season 1 finale of The O.C. (and, perhaps almost as significantly, his version was also inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry)






200 points………………..His first name is the same as this quiz-maker (though with the alternate/no “o” in the middle spelling), his second name is the same as a popular cough syrup with the tagline, “it tastes awful…and it works”







100 points………………..The artist is J_____ B___________






Answer:  جيف باكلي

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

The 6/8 title track from his only studio album = easily in my all time Top 25!


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  1. 500. I featured him on my top ten sexiest male musicians list this week, so he was in my mind already.

  2. 500, so sad that I recognized him by the drowning.

    • I initially didn’t have it in the clue – I can’t think of many others with that mode of demise

  3. Harrison permalink

    No clue. 0 please

    • Not to worry – I’m late getting replies to these, and I’m pleased you were back on the board with artist #20!

  4. Zack permalink

    500. I remember when that happened.

    • I didn’t learn about him until a few years later, he was a talented artist

      • Zack permalink

        It was the first I ever heard of him. I remember it being a big story on Mtv News.

  5. 500. Oddly, I’ve never listened to the album.

  6. A very generous first clue, sir. 500 please.

    • WIth less universally known artists like this fellow, I fear I go a bit overboard with the multiple clues within a clue.
      So I suppose when I get to a universally known artist like the Beatles, the first clue will be considerably less generous!

  7. 500 just from the album title and mode of demise.

    • The mode of demise was a last minute addition to the clue – I’m pleased you didn’t end up needing it!

  8. Pleaaaaase, 500 point please, out of desire not consolation.

  9. 500 please. My kids like him, but I don’t get it personally.

  10. 500 please! Sebastian Bach of all people would talk about this guy quite a bit in interviews. So I learned abou​t this fella from Bach hahaha…

  11. 500, the heart of the record store years!

  12. jprobichaud permalink

    Like Neil, it was the first clue that gave it away to me.

  13. I’ll take 200 and remember the years when I went through boxes of said throat lozenges.

  14. Yup that’s a 500. His cover of Leonard notwithstanding.

  15. Cheers Stephen. 500 pts! I remember the death in the news. My younger brother introduced me to the album later.

  16. 500 for me and Mika

  17. 500! (Been listening to his dad’s 1967 album a lot lately!)

  18. 500 of those fine musical points, please!

  19. Oof. Only 200. I remembered the tragedy but couldn’t recall the name.

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