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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #45

November 10, 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, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cyndi Lauper


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Cyndi Lauper last week.

The results after 44 weeks (as of Wednesday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):




Ready for Quiz #45?

You Can All Join In!


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 #45
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..English band, formed in 1967, with a pair of albums on the 1001 list: their eponymous 1968 album & John Barleycorn Must Die (1970)






400 points……………….One of Steve Winwood’s many associated acts; in this case, the one that was formed after he left The Spencer Davis Group & before he joined Blind Faith.






300 points……………………In the 1996 film, Eraser, when told he was late for a rendezvous with Vanessa Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger offered this band’s name as his one-word explanation.

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200 points………………..When attempting to “drive” on the Don Valley Parkway (or any major highway near a large city at rush hour), chances are you’ll be stuck in this.






100 points………………..The artist is T__________.





Answer: المرور

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I always appreciate when people share video / audio clips of Arnold one-liners, like the aforementioned Eraser quote!

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  1. I also like Hendrix’s song about the Crosstown variety. 500.

  2. Yes back in the 500’s and Neil form the Young Ones would be proud.

  3. Harrison permalink

    300 Please

  4. Avoided the red lights and dodged some serious roadworks to get 400 please Stephen 🙂

  5. 500. Required listening chez Slender when I was growing up – my older brother was an obsessive.

  6. Zack permalink

    Damn. Only 200 this week.

    • Not to worry Zack – it’s a pretty frequent score this week, I’m pleased you got the Ontario highway clue!

  7. 400 as that second clue triggered my noggin. Knew this one from Big Sugar as they covered one of there tunes!
    Got Lucky this Sunday Mr. Stephen!

  8. Dang it. 200 for me!

  9. jprobichaud permalink

    200. Don’t know this band at all. Pretty familiar with the Don Valley though.

  10. 400 today. I remember John Barleycorn but couldn’t remember which band did it.

  11. A nut brown bowl of 500 points for me.

  12. 500 for me please, with sugar on top.

  13. A dismal 300 each for me and Mika 😦

  14. 400! I used to be very into this band…perhaps I should delve back in!

    • I imagine a revisit could be fun!
      And speaking of fun(?), hope the exams went well!

      • Thank you so much for your well-wishes, they are much appreciated! Sorry for my late reply, I’ve been busily studying all week!

        I finished my final ever high school exam last night — my actual graduation ceremony is next week, but I am otherwise finished with school! I have some of Spring and all of Summer (Australian Summer holidays only traverse December and January for the younger year levels!) on break, and then I’ll hopefully start uni in first semester 2020, beginning in March in Australia! Exciting times!

      • Enjoy the well deserved break!

  15. It’s 500 for me please!

  16. Sorry I’m super late this week! I got 400!

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