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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #50

December 15, 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., Dire Straits, Joy Division, Bryan Adams


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Bryan Adams last week.

The results after 49 weeks (as of Friday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after49 weeks


Ready for Quiz #50?

You’ve really made the grade!


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 #50
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..English artist, born January 8, 1947 (and died 2 days after both his 69th birthday & the release of his 25th studio album, Blackstar)






400 points……………….His nicknames / alter-egos / personas / roles include Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, Jareth the Goblin King (from Labyrinth)…






300 points……………………He has 7 albums on the 1001 list (if my math is correct), tying him with Bob Dylan and The Beatles for the most by any artist. And some would argue that even more of his work should be included, given how diverse it is!






200 points………………..One of the all-time great artists, his ever-changing style was celebrated in what is surely among the all-time great .gifs:

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





Answer: ديفيد باوي

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Thank you for playing along with the Artist of the Week III quizzes this year.

Stay tuned next week for the completely unnecessary charts & graphs / statistical analysis!

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  1. 500. I wonder if Thom Yorke blames his death on the Black Star?

  2. 500 and he was a Kook.

  3. 500!!!!!!!
    (You were not wrong about how much I would love this week’s quiz!!!!)
    (I would be one of those arguing for more inclusion in the 300 question!)

  4. Harrison permalink

    500 please

  5. 500. Contributor to one of the finest and most bizarre Christmas duets ah-rum-pa-pum-pum.

  6. Wuzza Wuzza 500 please Wuzza Wuzza

  7. An easy 500 this week. Probably just as well, cause I missed last week’s. Oops.

  8. Going to have to find my Blue Jean for 500 bucks!

  9. 500 for me. Two in a row at 500. I’m on a roll and the year is almost over. Just my luck.

  10. Alas I know this one only too well! 500 sad stars.

  11. Zack permalink

    500 Woohoo

  12. 600! Space Oddity!

  13. I’ll take a 400 today.

  14. jprobichaud permalink

    500. Meh. He’s okay. Haha.

    • If you ever make a best of ’77 list (or any best of ’70 something years list) – I imagine he’d make a cameo or 3!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        I would wager you’re probably right. I’m not sure up to the ‘70s challenge though.

  15. 500 for me and Mika

  16. Ground Control to Major Stephen, 500 points please! Ah, was so sad when that spaceman left us, but boy did he leave some tunes behind!

    • Nice work, TVTA! and agreed – I remember reading a tweet from Jemaine Clement on that day, saying how sad it was and how beautiful it was to think that so many people around the world were celebrating his music that day

  17. 500! Please, ch-ch-ch-change my total score!

  18. 500 for me, Geoff!

  19. Could I have a belated 500 please. I’ve been lying on my deathbed, if that’s excuse enough for you. Runny nose and a bit of a temperature – the whole works. In fact medical science is baffled by the fact I am strong enough to type this comment. True story!

  20. 500! Better late than never!

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