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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #39

September 26, 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, Keith Urban, The Velvet Underground, Destiny’s Child, Ozzy Osbourne, Crowded House, Brian Wilson, Fugees, Captain Beefheart, MC Hammer, Hole, The Mamas and the Papas, Pantera, Tori Amos


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Tori Amos last week.

The results after 38 weeks (as of Tuesday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #39?

It’s another Sunday morning after Another Saturday Night!


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 #39
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American singer-songwriter, born in Mississippi in 1931.

Commonly known as “The King of Soul,” his fantastic 1963 album, Live at the Harlem Square Club, is on the 1001 list.






400 points……………….Prior to his death in 1964, he wrote & recorded several hit singles, including Twistin’ the Night Away, Chain Gang, and A Change is Gonna Come (which Rolling Stone Magazine just named the #3 song of all time on its Top 500 list)






300 points……………………Know the name of this week’s artist? You Send Me your number of points earned, please!






200 points………………..Apologies for the slight/major Ontario bias in this puzzle, Good Times!






100 points………………..The artist is S___ C_____




Answer: سام كوك

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I don’t always listen to live albums…but when I do, I choose live albums like Live at the Harlem Square Club, terrific energy!

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  1. 400 each for me and Mika.

  2. A shameful bleary eyes 100

  3. 500, although I jumped to Cat Stevens on the bonus clue first. I heard his version first.

    • I don’t think I’ve heard his version…yet!

      • I don’t really like it, actually. Not really what Cat does best, IMO. James Taylor, Art Garfunkel, and Paul Simon covered Wonderful World around the same time too – soft-rockers were obviously into Sam Cooke.

  4. For sentimental reasons 500 points please

  5. Harrison permalink

    No clue

  6. 400 for me. I guessed wrong on 500 and then when 400 said, died in 64, boom…got it.

  7. 400. I didn’t know he was called the king of soul.

  8. 400 smackers this week. I can still hear Chain Gang on the radio in my parents car back in the umm 70’s lol on am radio.

  9. jprobichaud permalink

    500 for me. Decemberists front man, Colin Meloy did a pretty fine EP of covers paying tribute to this guy.

  10. 400. Guessed wrong at 500.

  11. Zack permalink

    300. Did you know Mr Rockwell was also in the first live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie?

  12. Kicking myself for not claiming 400 as I know those songs but couldn’t get the artist’s name going… 300 and a phew! for the pic puzzle please.

  13. Paul permalink

    300 please!

  14. 400 points please! “A Change is Gonna Come” has been covered multiple times on ‘American Idol’!

  15. Another 500 big ones for me, though I would not have got that 200 clue I knew the rest and he’s a fave. Naturally.

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