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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #26

June 27, 2021
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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, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield

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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 Buffalo Springfield last week.

The results after 25 weeks (as of Thursday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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Ready for Quiz #26?

Somebody Like You!

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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 #26
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

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500 points………………..New Zealand-born, Australian-American singer-songwriter.

He doesn’t have any albums on the 1001 list, but he does have a line of signature guitars & millions of pop/rock/country albums sold.

He also recently performed the U.S. National Anthem before Game 3 of the Nashville Predators / Carolina Hurricanes playoff series.

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400 points……………….As Days Go By, he continues to find success in his various endeavors, whether as a TV Talent Show Judge, a solo artist, or in his collaborations with Miranda Lambert (We Were Us) / P!nk (One Too Many) / Carrie Underwood (The Fighter)

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300 points……………………Obligatory Puzzle clue #2

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200 points………………..The tattooed fellow with Jennifer Lopez & Harry Connick Jr., pictured below:



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

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Answer:  كيث أوربان

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

My wonderful wife & I saw him open for Bryan Adams years ago.

It was one of those terrific openers that didn’t feel like an opener – he put on an excellent show!

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57 Comments
  1. 500. Forgot he was NZer though.

  2. Surprised to get this so easily.

  3. Sadly 100

  4. 300 points please!!! I’ve watched the later American Idol seasons, so I knew who he was, but I don’t listen to country music much, so that’s why I didn’t get it right away. However, it looks like my American Idol knowledge came in handy (and John Travolta) once again, haha. Thanks for the quiz Geoff!

  5. 500 for me! Not too many country people from New Zealand/Australia!!

  6. 400. I know the name but nothing else. Thank goodness for these Seinfeld clues!

    • I think the inevitable Seinfeld clue doesn’t arrive until 200 later this week – but Costanza knowledge may come in handy if you don’t know the artist by then!

      • Yes! Costanza to the rescue! There has never been a character on television that I could relate to better.

  7. 300 today. I know the name.

  8. 500 country smackers as my brother in law loves this dude. I will add this cat can strum a pretty decent tele as well.

  9. Harrison permalink

    100 please

  10. jprobichaud permalink

    Another 400 for me this week. Not my thing,

    • Those are good weeks though JP, when good scores are earned despite little to no interest in their music!

  11. Paul permalink

    300 points this week – country not my thing nor TV talent shows.

  12. Zack permalink

    500. As far as I know he’s the only Australian country star.

  13. 500 for Mika, 400 for me.

  14. 300 please. Massive improvement on my zero from the week previous 🙂

  15. A crisp high-five for me this week Geoff.

  16. Richard Midnight? I am not doing well. No points for me Sir. I’ve read the answer and still don’t know who he is.

    • Not to worry, Steve – I have a feeling this upcoming week might be one of those ‘didn’t even need the entire first clue’ weeks!

  17. 500 easy. You included the Preds/Canes. Also, being a guitar geek, I knew of the signatures.

  18. Holen permalink

    300!

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