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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #8

February 21, 2021

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

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga

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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Lady Gaga last week.

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

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Ready for Quiz #8?

‘Cause you know just what to say!

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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!

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

For:

500 points………………..American artist born in 1949 in Alabama.

He spent the 1970s singing / keyboard-playing / saxamophoning with the following group (if you’ll kindly ignore the ’64’s)…

 

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400 points……………….and unable to slow down, he spent the 1980s Dancing on Ceilings & selling millions of solo albums.

Not just for one year, but just about All Night Decade Long!

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300 points……………………Hello? Is it this artist you’re looking for?

In Puzzle clue #1, __________ Hutz + __________ Sambora?

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200 points………………..Or as Puzzle clue #2, _______ Messi + ________ Ri¢h?

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100 points………………..The artist is L_________ R_________

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Answer:  ليونيل ريتشي

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

The video for Hello = unsettlingly priceless!

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83 Comments
  1. Harrison permalink

    300 please

    • Nice work on the simpsons / bon jovi clue, Harrison!

      • Harrison permalink

        I didn’t even know who the Simpsons character was. I just guessed it based on the Sambora bit

  2. 500. My family used to have a c64.

  3. jprobichaud permalink

    500. Loved the ‘stache.

  4. 400 because thats what I got

  5. 300, would have been 400 but I didnt think he was old enough for the 500 answer so needed more info

  6. Would not have got it without that magic number. 500 please on this easy Sunday morning

  7. 500 — I LOVE your very witty computer-related clue, Stephen! (In respect of a song namechecked in the 400 clue…I have always wondered how the physics of dancing — presumably upside down — on one’s ceiling may work!)

    • Much appreciated, Adela – and yes, I suppose that’s why even he said “what is happenin’ here?” as the opening lyric!

  8. 500 for me!! Thankfully being old helped this time with the computer clue.

    • With age comes wisdom &/or knowledge of obsolete technology – and it sometimes pays off, John!

  9. 400 points for me, not bad! The “All Night Long” clue gave it away for me haha. Thanks for the quiz Geoff!

  10. hahaha…that first clue was Gold. 500 smackers this week Sir! Man this guy was mega in the mid 80s as he was everywhere.

  11. 400 here, thanks to dancing.

  12. 500! I was a C64 kid while everyone else had a Nintendo.

  13. Zack permalink

    400. I couldn’t figure out the band name from the hint. Haha.
    The computers? Mac Mac?

  14. Lucky guess 500! Your visual clue was excellent, that put me in the ballpark. Then it was just a guess from there that, fortunately, was correct!

  15. 500!! Can’t Slow Down was my first pop cassette.

  16. 500 each for me and Mika. There’s a Hawksley Workman song that says “you hated that old Vic-20 but it was all your folks could afford, but you still evangelized the Commodore 64” and I have never related to lyrics more

  17. 500. Love the first clue 🙂 Our first home computer was a C64, lots of good memories with that.

  18. I’ll have 500 points please!

  19. Haha nice 500 clue – it’s where I got it right, btw. I love his tunes, always have.

  20. Paul permalink

    Back up to 500 points please! Like the Commodore clue!

  21. 400 please. Night Shift is a classic – I only recently considered it might not actually be about work, but about sexy love stuff?

  22. Holen permalink

    500. When you said to ignore the 64 I thought you were referencing Nintendo until I saw the picture and figured it out. Had no idea he was from Alabama.

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