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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #47

November 24, 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, Traffic, R.E.M.


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified R.E.M. last week.

The results after 46 weeks (as of Wednesday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):




Ready for Quiz #47?

That’s the way you do it!


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 #47
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..British band, formed in 1977. On their eponymous 1978 debut album, Pick Withers played the drums, John Illsley played the bass, and a pair of brothers played guitar. The younger, David, played rhythm…






400 points……………….and the older brother, Mark Knopfler, played lead (though only Mark & John would still be in the group for their other 1001-listed album, Brothers in Arms)






300 points……………………What do you do when a line from one of your songs sounds a bit close to The Police’s Don’t Stand So Close to Me? Why, have Sting appear on said song, of course! As he did in 1985 with this group & their tune, Money For Nothing.






200 points………………..Two-word band name, meaning a challenging situation.

Alternatively, as a ___ + ____ = ______ clue, the first word is the same as The Hip’s magnificent 2002 song, The _____ Wolf.

The second word is a narrow passage of water, like the ________ of Gibraltar.






100 points………………..The artist is D____ S_______s.





Answer: Another tough one for google translate (it returned “terrible annoyances!”) – please look up the group that sang Sultans of Swing

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Knopfler’s clean guitar tones = spectacular!

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  1. Harrison permalink

    400 please, a slight mental slip to blame for the missing 100

  2. 500 points and I’m feeling a but of swing.

  3. I want my I want my I want my 500 points.

  4. 500. Always felt guilty for liking their first album. Underneath all the microwave ovens there was a cracking pub rock band trying to get out.

  5. I want my I want my I want my 500 please.

  6. Feeling like a local hero cause I got 500.

  7. 500. My favourite band for years.

    • I remember you saying that first album was particularly important to you as a youth!

      • There I was an angry ball of addled testosterone and they’re who I turned to. Man, I did the whole rebelling through music thing a bit wrong!

  8. 400 for me. One of those bands I couldn’t name but only one member and his name was not in the first clue.

  9. Zack permalink

    400. Never cared too much for these guys.

  10. 400 please Stephen! The old joke that if this band teamed up with Chris Rea and renamed themselves with the first word from the band’s name and the surname of Chris… you’d end up with …

  11. Another 200.

  12. jprobichaud permalink

    400. I only know Mark from this band.

    • And I imagine if you asked 100 people, quick, name 1 member of _____ ________, he’d be the answer 99% of the time!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        It might be closer to 99.99%.

  13. I’m not a Dire guy today so 500 is on my way!

  14. 400 each for me and Mika. Never caught the connection with Sting before. That’s neat.

  15. Sadly only 400

  16. 400 for me please, Geoff.

  17. Doh! One of my favorite bands and I only get 400.

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