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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #48

December 1, 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 OffspringPeter Frampton, Rush, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cyndi Lauper, Traffic, R.E.M., Dire Straits


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Dire Straits last week.

The results after 47 weeks (as of Tuesday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):




Ready for Quiz #48?

Time for another great band from the Greater Manchester area!


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 #48
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..British band, formed in 1976. The two-word band name also follows the title format of their hit single, Love Will Tear Us Apart: a seemingly happy emotion followed by a split






400 points……………….After the lead singer of this group, Ian Curtis, died in 1980, the other members (Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris) would go on to form the band New Order






300 points……………………They have 2 albums on the 1001 list, Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980)






200 points………………..Two-word band name:

First word, the Christmas carol, ____ to the World (or for the Rainbow Fairies enthusiasts, ___ the Summer Vacation Fairy)

Second word, the “D” in the order of operations acronym, BEDMAS / PEDMAS






100 points………………..The artist is J__ D________





Answer: فرحة الانقسام

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

As a math teacher, I truly appreciate the google translate result for today’s artist!

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  1. Harrison permalink

    200 please, I knew high school math was good for something

  2. My transmission this week is that I scored 500.

  3. 500 points is neither an atrocity or an exhibition.

  4. 200 for me. I know nothing about this band. BTW…I believe a Happy Birthday is in order.

  5. 500! (I do very much love the mathematical aspect of the 200 clue! I am curious… What does the “P” stand for? I learnt BEDMAS!)

  6. jprobichaud permalink

    500 on this fine December morning. Great band. Might listen to them later.

  7. ugh only 200 this week Geoff!
    on a brighter note Happy Birthday Sir! I hope those ladies of yours are treating ya like the KING you are today!

    • Not to worry Deke – I expect you’ll bounce back nicely next week. And my thanks, it was a nice December 1st!

  8. That’s a very easy 500, I think the birthday boy was feeling rather generous with the questions! Have you seen the film Control about Ian Curtis? Oh, and of course, happy birthday 😊.

    • Haha, I suppose I celebrated my birthday by giving the gift of a friendly 500 question to my friends!
      Thanks Amrita – I haven’t see the film yet (nor 24 hour party people, that I gather is quite good too). Enjoy the week!

      • It just blows my mind that Joy Division and New Order are almost the same band. I rarely use this word, but that’s just too much awesomeness!
        I haven’t seen 24 hour party people either. It has Steve Coogan, doesn’t it? I really recommend Control though.

      • The use of the term is apt here, Amrita!

  9. 500 each for me and Mika. And happy birthday!!

  10. 0. I don’t even remember the name.

  11. 🙂 a very happy 500 points please, Stephen, and a very happy birthday to you it seems! There were a lot of great bands from the Greater Manchester area back in the day… and this one among the best!

    • Much appreciated, TVTA – I’d argue it’s the top musical city, this group only helps its impressive resume/CV!

  12. Zack permalink

    500. I know my depressing music!

  13. 500 for me this week, Geoff!

  14. 500 please. New Dawn doesn’t fade.

  15. 400! Lucky for me Sarca talks about these guys often enough…

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