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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #40

October 6, 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, Jeff Buckley, The Monkees, Fiona Apple, Kiss, Dr. Dre, Ella Fitzgerald, Pixies, Supertramp, The Strokes, Common, Pearl Jam, TLC, The Who, Tom Petty, Justin Timberlake, T. Rex, Kid Rock, Duran Duran, The Kinks, Britney Spears, The Offspring


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

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

The results after 39 weeks (as of Thursday night – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after 39


Ready for Quiz #40?

Shine On!


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 #40
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..English artist, born in 1950. His 1976 live album has sold an estimated 11 million copies, though according to Wayne Campbell, even more copies were distributed by the postal service!

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400 points……………….Perhaps due to his polarizing use of a ‘talkbox’ effect in some of his songs (such as Do You Feel Like We Do), he was also name-checked, albeit in a less than flattering way, in the film, High Fidelity:

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300 points……………………The song that drew the wrath of John Cusack’s character above was Baby I Love Your Way & the album described by Mike Myers in Wayne’s World 2 was __________ Comes Alive.





200 points………………..He shares a first name with Spiderman’s alter-ego & his last name rhymes with the famous beach area on Long Island (where Seinfeld’s George Costanza once lied about buying a house). And speaking of television, here he is, as an animated character, on The Simpsons & Family Guy:

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100 points………………..The artist is P______ (curse word) F___________






Answer: بيتر فرامبتون

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

While I may not be among the suburbians who were issued his double live LP (along with a sample of tide) – I am a proud owner of that album on 8-track thanks to my friend Aaron @ KMA!

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  1. 500. His followup might have sold better if he’d used a less crass title than I’m In You.

  2. 500 and so relieved.

  3. Harrison permalink

    400 please

  4. 500 please. As name-checked by The Pooh Sticks.

  5. 400. I’m with Cusack.

  6. Ooh baby I love 500 points

  7. 500 for me, thank you very much.

  8. I going to release 500 copies of my double live album called ‘dEKE Comes Alive’

  9. jprobichaud permalink

    100. I must be the exception to Wayne’s rule because I don’t have said live album and well, I don’t think I’ve ever heard it.

    • Being from the suburbs myself, if what Wayne said was true, I’m still waiting for my copy to arrive in the mail!

  10. Zack permalink

    500. That joke comes up all the time at work when we talk about record collecting. My boss is always surprised he doesn’t see more copies at garage sales.

  11. 100. I had totally forgotten about him.

  12. 500 for me and Mika

  13. A tough one that. I luckily guessed for 200 points please.

  14. 500! I recently watched Reality Bites, where this artist’s music was featured.

  15. 500! I also recently rewatched Reality Bites…and his dad taught David Bowie art in high school!

    • I had forgotten about the Reality Bites connection – and I am delighted to learn about the Bowie connection, fantastic!

  16. 500 (curse word) points. I’m surprised there were no clues on his Bowie association. His father was Bowie’s teacher at school!

    • I was delighted to learn that – if I’d known before making the quiz, it certainly would have been in one of the clues!

      • They also played together in the late 80s. Not a Bowie era that I’m well versed in, but I think that had happened…

  17. 500! George had two horses in the Hamptons. What were their names, you ask? Snoopy and Prickly Pete.

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