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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #43

October 27, 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, Blondie


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Blondie last week.

The results after 42 weeks (as of Sa-tur-day Night – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):




Ready for Quiz #43?

You Got That Right!


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 #43
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American band, featuring several Southern men; impressively, the two word band name has but a single vowel, the letter ‘y’






400 points……………….from Steve Buscemi’s character in the film Con Air (referencing a plane crash that killed several members of this band in 1977):
“Define irony: a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.”

con air






300 points……………………In the film quote above, the “bunch of idiots” were dancing around to the song Sweet Home Alabama






200 points………………..Two-word band name (apologies for the chattiness of the clues):

The first word sounds sort of like the actor Nimoy from Star Trek / the conductor Bernstein.

The second word rhymes with the first word (and its first part sounds like another name for epidermis)






100 points………………..The artist is Ly_y__ S_y_y__.






Answer: there doesn’t appear to be an Arabic translation – instead, look up who sang Free Bird!

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I enjoyed that Tuesday’s Gone was a big part of the film Happy Gilmore!

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  1. 500 Lord I’m coming home to you.

  2. 500 although I am firmly from the north west and not the south.

    • I’m from about an hour away from where “Ol’ neil” was born – and they claimed, through song, not to need him around anyhow!

  3. Harrison permalink

    500 please

  4. 500. Is that the first time that arabic has failed you?

    • I think it has struggled with a few (but was able to get close enough with the translation that the band name was still decipherable) – with all the “y”s here, I think it was just too much for the translator!

  5. I know a little… about this band, so 500 points this week.

  6. 500 for me! They are kind of a requirement for where I from.

  7. I’m just a ‘Simple Man’ wanting his 500 points this week Mr Stephen!

  8. Five Hundryd.

  9. 200 for me.

  10. Zack permalink

    500. If I never hear this band again it’ll be too soon!

  11. jprobichaud permalink

    500. You had me at ‘southern men’.

  12. So proud of scoring 500!

  13. 500 again! I’m on a ryll!

  14. Fyv hyndryd ych fyr my ynd Myka.

  15. Am I too late to claim 400 please?

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