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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #49

December 5, 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, Sam Cooke, Moby, Yes, Missy Elliott, Pet Shop Boys, The Black Crowes, Ice-T, Adele, AC/DC, Emmylou Harris


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Emmylou Harris last week.

The results after 48 weeks (as of Thursday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #49?

And I do believe it’s time!


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 #49
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Canadian-American (partial CanCon!) group, featuring Garth Hudson & Richard Manuel, with a pair of albums on the 1001 list: Music from Big Pink (1968)…






400 points……………….and their eponymous ‘Brown’ album (1969), featuring the Levon Helm-lead vocal tracks, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down & Up On Cripple Creek






300 points……………………This collection of musicians also appeared on the 1001 list as Bob Dylan’s electric backing band (The Hawks) on The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert






200 points………………..For such a simple group name, perhaps the most unnecessarily complex equation yet!






100 points………………..The band is The B____




Answer:  الفرقة

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

The ‘Brown’ album is yet another reason why 1969 might be the best calendar year for music!

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  1. jprobichaud permalink

    500. Gotta love the CanCon… even if it’s partial…

    • I remember Jim Carrey went to a school in my hometown for about 20 minutes – that was partial enough for us to claim him as a citizen!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        20 minutes! That sounds like there’s a good story there.

      • I think it was a semester? Somewhere between 20 minutes and a semester!

  2. 500 and I am shocked this group has to come up before

  3. 500. I feel like they would have chose a more Google friendly name if they’d been able to anticipate Google.

  4. 500 but I feel I ought to give some points back for laughing so much at the picture clue. I’m still giggling now

  5. Sorry no points for me this week! My knowledge on Canadian artists is really low. Thanks for the quiz though, Geoff!

  6. 300 please.
    Lol, the 200 points clue was just hilarious 😂🤣

    • Much appreciated, TVTA – the overly complex subtraction clue felt like the appropriate thing to do for such a non-elaborate group name!

  7. 500 please. I like this band.

  8. 500 miles to Cripple Creek to go Geoff. Were supposed to get 25cm of snow starting today. lol

  9. Harrison permalink

    100 please

  10. A quick 500 for one of my favourites.

  11. 500. Garth Hudson is legend around here.

  12. I only got 200. Oh well.

  13. 500 each for me and Mika.

  14. Zack permalink

    500. Another group I don’t think I’ve ever listened to.

  15. Paul permalink

    500 this week – knew it from the album. Love the 200 pt clue though!

  16. Man, if I didn’t get full marks here, I… well, it wouldn’t be good. The 300 clue had me laughing.

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