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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #10

March 7, 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, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon

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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 Kings of Leon last week.

The results after 9 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 #10?

That is what we are!

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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 #10
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..American artist & entrepreneur, born in Texas in 1938.

Through The Years, he has sold millions of records as a solo artist (crossing over genres, between jazz, folk, pop, rock, and country) and he has also participated in several famous collaborations.

For example, in the USA For Africa tune, We Are the World, following the first verse lines sung by Lionel Richie & Stevie Wonder, he and Paul Simon harmonized on the line, “The greatest gift of all”

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400 points……………….He also collaborated with Dolly Parton on several occasions, including on their #1 hit/1983 duet, Islands in the Stream.

Though perhaps not all of his business endeavors were universally appreciated, as demonstrated in the ‘Chicken Roaster’ episode of Seinfeld!

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300 points……………………His lyrics to The Gambler accurately describe the challenge of finding the optimal time for buying/selling/shorting/covering stocks: You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, Know when to fold ’em.

And he shares a first name with a South Park character & a last name with the current corporate sponsor of The Skydome* in Toronto.

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200 points………………..He also shares a first name with the saxomophonist _______ G & a last name with the beloved children’s entertainer, Fred ___________.

 

 

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

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Answer:  كيني روجرز

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

*If you’ve continued to call the baseball stadium “Skydome” for the last several decades, chances are we’re already friends!

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86 Comments
  1. 500. The 400 and 500 clues are kind of jammed together in the same paragaph, but I had it from the 500.

    • Actually, I think I’m a 400 on second thoughts.

    • Thanks for letting me know about the formatting issues, Graham – it’s funny how something looks perfect when in the draft/on the site, but the formatting falls apart when viewed through the reader.
      I think I’ve fixed it now, hopefully!

  2. Harrison permalink

    300 please

    • Holen permalink

      Did you only get that because of me?

      • Harrison permalink

        Nope. All on my own

      • Holen permalink

        But you don’t watch South Park!

      • Harrison permalink

        Yes, but I knew that one of them was named Kenny. Wasn’t sure which one but there was only one Kenny in music that I knew

    • Good work, Harrison!

  3. 400 although I was initially excited it was 500 until I realized the dastardly thing you had done to us with the formatting of that question. I used to drive past one of the chicken places every day taking my kids to day care, I never stopped.

    • Thanks for the heads up about the formatting, Neil – it looked perfect on the draft, perfect on the site itself. But then when I ‘followed’ my own site to be able to see it in the WP Reader, I saw it was a mess there (and showing all the photos rather than just the 1 featured logo)!
      I think it is fixed now, thanks again for letting me know, I always edit using the ‘classic’ editor so it may be struggling converting it back to the new ‘block’ form.

      • I am disliking “blocks” it’s jus not lego.

  4. 400 please Geoff. I’m not on home turf with this genre.

  5. Sorry I didn’t get any points. Maybe I’ll get it next time. Thanks for the quiz though, Geoff!

  6. Holen permalink

    Oh my god! They killed…

    500!

  7. 400, that first question stumped me as I had no idea. lol The second clue it clicked as that song was beyond mega back then.
    I saw two shows at the Skydome (McCartney in 89 and Aerosmith in 90) so to me I still call it that.

  8. 500. And every Christmas, out came that old LP (you know the one) while we decorated the tree…

  9. 400 for me today.

  10. jprobichaud permalink

    500 for me, Geoff. My parents were big fans. I hated him for a time but really, the man’s a legend.

  11. Zack permalink

    Only 300 this week. I’m not too familiar with Texans born in the 30s.

    • Nor I – I had forgotten Willie was also an earlier 1930s birthday Texan & a later in the We Are The World song Participant!

  12. I just dropped in to see what condition my 500 points were in

  13. 400 each for me and Mika.

  14. 500 points. That is what we are. No number in-between.

  15. 500. The age offered up a lot of possibilities, but the ‘country’ part of the genres helped 🙂

  16. A mere 400.

  17. 400 for me this week, Geoff.

  18. Paul permalink

    400 for me this week – for some reason based on the We are the World clue I thought Willie Nelson! But got it right with the Islands in the Stream one at 400

  19. 500 please this week — thanks to my parents’ constant playing of this video when I was a child!

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