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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #8

February 23, 2020


Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Dixie Chicks last week.

The results after 7 weeks (as of Tuesday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after week 7


Ready for Quiz #8?

It’s a, nice day for a, music quiz!


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 #8
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points…………………English artist, born in 1955. Prior to his (still active) solo career, he was the lead singer of the punk band, Generation X.






400 points……………….He made a memorable appearance, as himself, with his customary bleached & spiked hair, as a fellow first-class airplane passenger who ‘gets it’ in the 1998 film, The Wedding Singer:

Untitled presentation (7)






300 points……………………Speaking of weddings, can a reception dance be considered complete, if they don’t play Mony Mony?






200 points………………..And speaking of Adam Sandler movies…

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100 points………………..The artist is B_______ I______





Answer: بيلي أيدول

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Cheers to John @ 2loud2oldmusic for teaching me the 500 clue – I hadn’t realized this week’s artist had a pre-solo career prior to reading about it at John’s site!

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  1. 500, with a conformist yell.

    • I’ll add More, More, More points to the spreadsheet – and fittingly, the quiz was posted / you answered at approximately the midnight hour over here!

  2. Harrison permalink

    200 please. Surprising

  3. 500 and happy to be back there, he really is an enigma.

  4. jprobichaud permalink

    500. I had actually forgotten about his work in that band.

    • Nice work, JP – I don’t recall seeing him in the bluesfest lineup but I gather he’s still going strong!

  5. 400. Didnt know he had a previous band

  6. I’m dancing with myself and my 500 points.

    • If I had the chance I’d ask the world to…deposit 500 points into your spreadsheet score, HMO!

  7. 500 for me and I know John T will know this one as well.

  8. 500 for me…duh!! Mike was right. I would have been stupid not to get this only because of the series I did. And BTW, I finally picked up the BFI Live Record Store Day 3LP set of his I have been after for years. I found a pretty pristine copy cheap…the cheap part is what I have been waiting for. I think there is only one or two more LP I need on vinyl and then start on the singles.

    • Every week, there seems to be a different person that I look to as confirmation that the 500 clue was accurate.
      If you’d missed the 500 clue this week, it would have meant I’d botched the clue somehow – thankfully, it worked out!

  9. I’m heading down the Blue Highway with a cool $500 bucks in the back pocket and maybe just maybe I still may be in the Top 5 after this week!

    Never been so high in my life! haha

    Have a great Sunday Mr. Stephen!

    • You are crushing it this year, Deke!
      it’s a, nice day for a, another 500 points to be sent on their way to TBay!

  10. 200.

  11. Zack permalink


  12. Yay, 500 and well chuffed as got it on the bonus thanks to your well-placed commas – the song jumped straight into my head, then was pleased to verify it with the first clue as I knew the artist’s original band.

  13. 500! We saw him about 10 years ago… or maybe it is 15 now… His band has a unique sound that is underrated.

  14. 500 points for me. 400 for Mika who is now grumpy with herself.

    • That is the risk of these quizzes – joy of a perfect score, grumpiness when only one spouse gets a perfect score!

  15. 500 please, nice day for it too.

  16. It’s 500 for me!

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