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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #50

December 12, 2021
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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, 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, The Band


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Band last week.

The results after 49 weeks (as of Friday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #50?

We’ve reached The End!


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 #50
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..British band, with a heptad of albums the 1001 list.

One of which features my personal favourite tune by the group:






400 points……………….Didn’t get the name on the first clue? Not to worry, la la la la life goes on!

Another of their 1001-listed albums features an exceptional side 2 medley, including the tracks below:






300 points……………………Even if you searched all Across the Universe, looking Here, There, and Everywhere, would you find another group where all the members are so widely known by their first names?

Even when translated to Spanish (Juan, Pablo, Jorge, y Ringo)?

Or perhaps Finnish (Juho, Paavali, Yrjö, ja Ringo)?






200 points………………..In My Life, I’m not sure if another group will ever top ‘The White Album.’

And With a little help from my photo clues, hopefully this week’s artist name will materialise!






100 points………………..The band is The B________




Answer:  البيتلز

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Thank you all for playing – stay tuned next week for the usual year-end unnecessarily detailed statistical analysis!

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  1. 500. My first inkling from the bonus clue was The Doors though. I don’t think anyone else has a heptet of albums, maybe Bowie?

    • In the book I have, I believe it’s just them & Bowie – though I think a couple of Bowie’s recent ones have been added to revised lists (and I doubt they removed any of his 70s albums to make room for them).
      So David may actually be up to an octet, or a nonet/ennead!

      • There’s a Wikipedia list on the 2017 edition. Apparently Bowie is at 9 albums in that edition – equalled by John Lennon if you combine his Beatles works and solo stuff. Morrissey gets to 7 with Smiths and solo, while Eno gets to 14 if you include albums he played on (solo, Roxy Music, album with David Byrne) and albums he produced.

      • 10 years ago, I would have thought that was more than Eno-ugh of Brian – but I’ve changed my tune!

      • Your tune now has more ambience and tape effects.

  2. 500 required listening in my formative years

  3. 300 just because the drummer doesn’t translate

  4. 500 each for me and Mika which I almost didn’t get because it seemed too obvious and I figured they’d have been on the list before, but I guess not

    • I made a list of all the artists from year 1 – 4 before starting to create this year’s quizzes – and I too was surprised that they hadn’t been a quiz yet!

  5. 400 points for me please! Very clever of you to put that crossed out money picture! Thanks for the quiz, Geoff!

  6. 400 this week Geoff! That first pic stumped me man I was thinking Eye of the Tiger lol way off the grid on the first clue.

    • I haven’t used ‘Survivor’ as a artist yet – Eye of the Tiger may still come in handy in the future, Deke!

  7. Dang, I fill like an idiot. 300 for me this week.

  8. Harrison permalink

    300 please

  9. 500 right from the teaser.

  10. jprobichaud permalink

    500. These guys are pretty good.

  11. 500! I love clue #1 so much. Rocky Bert? Rockert? Stallonert? lol

  12. Zack permalink

    500. Great clues.

  13. Paul permalink

    500! Had to look up what a heptad was and the. It was clear – what other band would have as many on the 1001 list. Loved the picture clues too

    • Much appreciated, Paul – though I’d argue this group has at least a nonet/ennead of deserving albums!

  14. Lol, for some reason I was thinking Sly and Robbie with the first clue. So count me in for 400 points please.

  15. 500 please, for this little local band.

  16. Haha love the first clue. And because I recently went through all those records, that’ll be a 500 for my account this week, please, good sir.

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