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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #44

November 1, 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, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More, The Carpenters, Marilyn Manson, Run DMC, The Clash


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Clash last week.

The results after 43 weeks (as of Friday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #44?

Depending on where you are the world, it’s a marvelous night / afternoon / morning 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 #44
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points…………………Northern Irish singer-songwriter, born in 1945. He has a trio of albums on the 1001 list: his second album, Astral Weeks (1968), his double-live album, It’s Too Late to Stop Now (1974), and…






400 points…………………his revered 1970 album, Moondance, that includes Into The Mystic & its terrific pre-chorus guitar walk-up






300 points……………………Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da (Just like that)






200 points………………..2-part stage name: the first name is the missing word from the movie poster below & the last name is shared with the lead singer of The Doors

Untitled presentation (2)






100 points………………..The artist is V____ M______________






Answer: فان موريسون

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Into the Mystic – did I mention I’m partial to the walk-up?!

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  1. 500 well because he has soul, regardless of his covid views.

  2. 500. Haven’t checked out his new COVID tracks yet.

  3. jprobichaud permalink

    Ok. 400. Apparently, he’s good but I only know of him…

  4. 500, I’d loose my citizenship otherwise

  5. 500 — I have been loving Astral Weeks lately! (My favourite track is ‘Sweet Thing’…in conjunction with Bowie’s ‘Sweet Thing’, I think there must be a rule that songs with that name must be truly remarkable and beautiful!)

  6. It’s a marvelous night for 500 points!

  7. Zack permalink

    And everything is so complete, when you score 500 points, and the wind catches your feet….and sends you flyin’

  8. When I played in the Current River Band we did this tune. I should clarify and say we hacked around with this song. lol
    500 Sha la la la’s on tap!

  9. Harrison permalink

    I kinda like this guy. I should have gotten more than 100 points this week

  10. It’s in your wheelhouse when the country and year are all that’s needed.
    Gee I love that live album. Petty he became such a moaning old grouch.

  11. I agree. Country and year are all that’s needed. 500.

  12. 500! He may be Archie Bunker now but he was a great artist back then.

  13. It is a beautiful morning for a quiz and a quick 500. After that I’ll be real, real gone (to go get some breakfast).

  14. 500 please, piffling old bore that he is!

    • I hadn’t realized he was still active – I gather he’s been making some less than informed statements lately. The 500 sounds good though!

  15. 500 each for Mika and me.

  16. 500 points.

  17. Ah Glorious!

  18. 500. I don’t own ’em all, but I own MANY!

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