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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #17

April 25, 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, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Phil Collins last week.

The results after 16 weeks (as of Friday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after 16


Ready for Quiz #17?

Keep on Keeping on!


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 #17
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American artist, born in Chicago in 1942 (died in 1999).

He is a double-inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: both for his work as a socially conscious solo artist & as a member of the Doo-wop / Gospel / Soul / R&B group, The Impressions.

His vocals were usually sung in the falsetto register & he tuned his guitar to match the black keys on a piano, or an open F-sharp tuning!






400 points……………….Though he played a variety of styles, he would likely be considered a Progressive Soul Artist.

He has a pair of compelling albums on the 1001 list: the soundtrack to the film Super Fly (1972) and There’s No Place Like America Today (1975).







300 points……………………Puzzle #2:

________ Joseph + ( month shown below + ________ of Dreams )






200 points………………..Puzzle #3:

Jamie Lee ___________ + Baker _____________






100 points………………..The artist is C________ M___________





Answer: كورتيس مايفيلد

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

The soundtrack to Super Fly, so vivid, it feels like I saw the film!

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  1. Harrison permalink

    Absolutely no clue

  2. I got it from the hint at the top so 500 please – he has one of the best live albums ever IMO.

    • I haven’t heard it – yet!

      • I got it as part of a Mayfield 5-pack – possibly not something I would have bought otherwise. He co-opts ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ into a civil rights anthem.

    • Zack permalink

      400, but I’m intrigued by some of the stuff in the 500 clue. Maybe I should listen to some more of his stuff.

  3. 300 thanks to the pic clues 🙂

    • I can usually promise at least 1 picture equation – well done on the Costner one today, TVTA!

  4. I did not know he was a double inductee of the RNRHF. You got No Thing On Me. 500 points please

  5. 300 for me. That one was hard.

  6. Paul permalink

    500 please. Guessed it right away but wasn’t sure and then the picture clues actually didn’t help until the last couple. So was a lucky guess but I’ll take it

  7. 300 today.

  8. 300 points…pic of Cujo helped. lol

  9. jprobichaud permalink

    500 for me. Good stuff this one.

  10. 500 for one of the greats. Love love love!

  11. 400! One of those guys I really like but don’t own any of his albums.

  12. 400 for Mika, 300 for me.

  13. 400 please!

  14. Holen permalink


  15. No points for me this week, but I’ll try again next time. Thanks for the quiz Geoff!

  16. 100 because well I am ashamed to say I missed the others and in retrospect they are al so obvious, must do better as many a teacher has said to me

  17. 400 for me this week please!

  18. Holen permalink

    I was scrolling through the article really fast and for a second I thought that picture of the Love, Actually screenwriter was a picture of Pinhead from the Hellraiser series.

    • perhaps he writes by day, acts in Hellraiser movies by night!

      • Holen permalink

        I’ve only seen the first one. It was cool. I watched half of the second and then shut it off because it sucked. And I almost never quit on movies.

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