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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #37

September 13, 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, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, SoundgardenDave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Norah Jones last week.

The results after 36 weeks (as of Monday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #37?

I guess we’re On the Road to Find Out!


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 #37
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points…………………British artist, born in London in 1948. One of his 1970 folk rock albums (the album whose title references a ‘hot beverage for the person who steers the rear wheels of a fire truck or controls its ladder’) is on the 1001 list






400 points…………………The title track of that album, Tea for the Tillerman, was also used as the theme song for the Ricky Gervais TV show, Extras

And speaking of HBO television series, the Flight of the Conchords tune, Father & Son, is quite different from this artist‘s song of the same name!






300 points……………………His birth name is Steven Demetre Georgiou; he adopted the name Yusuf Islam in 1977; his stage name is a combination of a feline + a common plural misspelling of this quiz maker’s last name.






200 points………………..The inevitable photo puzzle:

Untitled presentation (42)






100 points………………..The artist is C___ S__________






Answer: القط ستيفنز الموسيقى

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I enjoy that if I just put his stage name in the translation, google translate switches the ‘v’ to a ‘ph’ – I ended up adding ‘music’ to make it translate properly, but it was nice to see the ‘ph’ as the suggested spelling/translation for a change!

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  1. 500. Funny first clue – took me a while to parse.

  2. 500. Love the first clue of the hot beverage and rear steering.

  3. 300 for me this week Dude. Having said that I like that photo puzzle pic!

    • Cheers, Deke – even though I was never a New Jersey Devils fan, I admired their Captain!

      • You always had to keep your head up at center ice when Scott was flying. Ask Lindros and Karyia that! Ouch!

  4. Zack permalink

    300. I never heard that Tea for the Tillerman song.

  5. jprobichaud permalink

    400. Too slow on the uptake this morning to catch on to the 500 clue. Very witty though.

  6. Very fond of this artist. 500. If you remember he was one of “mum’s” favourites.

    • Jen’s folks had terrific taste, especially in mid-90s hockey teams & early 70s folk rock artists!

  7. 200. Guessed wrong from the start again.

    • These weeks happen, Kevin – I’m pleased you got the New Jersey Devils clue!
      Or as David Puddy would say, The DEVILS!

  8. 400. Will always associate this artist with Harold and Maude. And the possible inspiration for “You’re so vain” by Carly Simon!

    • I’ve heard nothing but good things about that film – and if the song inspiration is the case, she didn’t have many good things to say about him!

      • You have to watch Harold and Maude immediately!! You’ll love it!!
        And if we’re talking about subject of inspiration, James Taylor was one for Carly Simon, Carole King and Joni Mitchell!

      • That’s a formidable trio of songwriters!

  9. 500 for me today.

  10. 500 for Mika, 300 for me.

  11. Finally 500 points

  12. 400 for me, Geoff.

  13. Harrison permalink

    Oops, almost forgot. 300 please. Gee it’s nice to know one after a couple of 0s

  14. 500 (apologies for forgetting to put my answer in!!) I love this artist…and I LOVE Extras even more! I think it is one of the most underrated things that Gervais has ever done — it’s a little gentler than the Office, and yet still has that magical combination of heart-ache and deadpan humour! (And the episode with David is one of my favourite things there is!!)

    • Haha, David’s performance in his episode was a memorable one! That’s an excellent description of the show, I think I quite liked Extras for that reason – there’s some episodes of the UK office that are nearly impossible to watch due to the cringe-factor!

  15. Can’t even fool me with a name change. 500.

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