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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #42

October 20, 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, Peter Frampton, Rush


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Rush last week.

The results after 41 weeks (as of Friday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after 41 weeks


Ready for Quiz #42?

I Know but I Don’t Know!


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 #42
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American new wave band, formed in 1974 & still active in 2019, still featuring 3 original members: drummer Clem Burke, co-founder Chris Stein, and the group’s lead singer (whose birth name is Angela Trimble)…






400 points……………….who is better known by her stage name, Debbie Harry. Their 1978 album, Parallel Lines, is on the 1001 list, featuring the hits Hanging on the Telephone, Heart of Glass, and…






300 points……………………and the increasingly creepy One Way or Another. “I’m gonna find ya. I’m gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya.” Lyrics that would qualify as beyond disturbing…and yet this group somehow turned it into a toe-tappin’ hit single!






200 points………………..A derogatory term for a female with non-red/non-brunette/non-dark hair…and also the somewhat less derogatory name of a vanilla-based dessert square.






100 points………………..The artist is B________.






Answer: شقراء

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Parallel/Perpendicular lines are an important part of the Grade 9 Ontario Math curriculum, so I appreciate that this group’s 1978 Parallel Lines can chip in a lesson-opening song of the day!

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    • With perfect scores like that Bruce, on the leaderboard, I don’t think you’ll fade away & radiate anytime soon!

  1. 590. LOL at Angela Tremble.

  2. 500. Clem Burke, surely the most stylish man. Ever.

  3. Almost 400, but 200 to be sure.

  4. 500! Chris Stein is also an incredible photographer…

  5. 400 of your finest points, please!

  6. 500 for me. Surprisingly my 500 guess was right and confirmed with the 400 clue.

  7. 500! A band my dad introduced me to.

  8. Zack permalink

    Only 400 this week.

  9. One way or another I’m gonna get 500 points from you!

  10. 400 this week.

  11. Harrison permalink

    400 please

  12. jprobichaud permalink

    500 for me today.

  13. 500 for Mika, 400 for me

  14. Yay, another 500 this week. My aunt introduced me to their music in the early 80s. Top band!

  15. 500 please. I saw the drummer sitting outside a cafe in Liverpool last year.

  16. Call me Mr. 500… anytime.

  17. I do know! Could have been Sunday Girl if I played this yesterday! She has recently come out with her biography called Face It. Am dying to get my hands on it. Plastic Letters is my favourite half hour album to play while doing chores.

    • Oh, and 500 please!

    • The half hour album length is such a great/efficient running time – and excellent work, Amrita!

      • The first two proper “punk” albums are such good fun. Plenty of bands came out of that era, but there were few that showed such promise in writing (x ray spex was another, though that didn’t last long). I love the later albums too. Always such a good time.

      • X ray spex is on the list too – I’m now looking forward to that one!

      • It’s so good!

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