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Guardian pop "star" quiz
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:36:55 pm »
How many of the 15 "stars" can you name....

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/aug/13/quiz-identify-these-pop-superstars


I am pleased to say I got 3 out of 15 all of them total guesses!

Pop "stars" my ar*e.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 02:42:27 pm »
I got 5 , although 2 were lucky guesses,  so I knew 3.

S'pose I'm not down with the kids any more  ;D

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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 02:49:53 pm »
3.
I had no idea who any of them were.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 03:01:04 pm »
2, of which I actually knew one.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 03:01:29 pm »
I got 11.   This is not a good thing.

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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 03:08:56 pm »
I got 4 all by guesswork.

So I’m the best guesser so far :) Yay! For me

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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 03:17:47 pm »
I didn't recognise any faces but I got 6 by a mixture of picking the name I'd heard of and a bit of random luck.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 03:39:11 pm »
I got 1, which is sub-random, and that was Jess Gwynne. I have no idea who she is, but I have the power to automatically detect people called Jess. Honestly, I can look out the window and spot any passing Jesses.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 03:47:00 pm »
I got a round number.  Completely round.  Like LPs used to be.

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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 04:29:41 pm »
Hadn't heard of any of them.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 04:59:09 pm »
No. 10 has got to be one of Bloody Stupid Johnson's offspring.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 05:03:18 pm »
7 mostly guesses from the girls'conversations, and elimination.

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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 07:36:28 pm »
7, all by guessing.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 11:00:50 pm »
5 by guessing. I think I may have used some of the names more than once.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2019, 07:54:17 am »
No. 10 has got to be one of Bloody Stupid Johnson's offspring.

Any connection between Boris & No. 10 has got to be illegitimate.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2019, 08:23:36 am »
5 correct guesses.

Shouldn't the answer to No 3 "Do you know who this is" be no?
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2019, 08:56:24 am »
6 correct guesses.  ;D
I recognised none of the pictures and one of the names (Rag'n'bone Man cos we play one of his songs).
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2019, 09:23:05 am »
I'm going in. This could be... random.

Edit: 2/15. I don't think I had heard of any of them. And in answer to the question accopanying that score "Did you stop listening to music in 1982?" I think the answer has to be "Fuck off! You don't know what music is!"
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2019, 09:37:30 am »
I'm going in. This could be... random.

Edit: 2/15. I don't think I had heard of any of them. And in answer to the question accopanying that score "Did you stop listening to music in 1982?" I think the answer has to be "Fuck off! You don't know what music is!"

 ;D

I don't know if anyone watched University Challenge on Monday night but it was so funny watching Paxo go ballistic when faced with very stupid answers to the music questions! The students had no clue!
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2019, 09:46:06 am »
I got fewer than Wow, that's impressive. I have heard of many of them, just never seen their mugshots.

ObOldPerson, but god, music is getting a bit dull. Gerry Cinnamon, Sam Fender et al. they're achingly dull and anodyne, make Oasis seem cutting edge.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2019, 09:49:09 am »
I'm going in. This could be... random.

Edit: 2/15. I don't think I had heard of any of them. And in answer to the question accopanying that score "Did you stop listening to music in 1982?" I think the answer has to be "Fuck off! You don't know what music is!"

 ;D

I don't know if anyone watched University Challenge on Monday night but it was so funny watching Paxo go ballistic when faced with very stupid answers to the music questions! The students had no clue!

Totally OT but, on the same programme, did anyone notice that the answer to some obscure question about Soviet nuclear power was "tokamak". Anyone here remember him? Nice guy, he bought my Dave Yates audax bike a few years ago.

Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 10:27:58 am »
Trevor Nelson, the DJ quoted, is 55 years old, and presents the 10 pm slot on Radio 2 from Monday to Friday. His show is mainly music of black origin, although he played Joni Mitchell's 'Big Yellow Taxi' last night.

That reminded me of the 'reaction' videos on Youtube. In those we see the response of those who've never encountered the 'classics' of popular music. A typical one is of an Indian couple listening to Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhCz60t5ld4  In that one 'Both Sides Now' is compared to 'Only Words' by Extreme.

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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2019, 12:21:55 pm »
3.  Though I probably lose points for having seen Sam Fender live – he was bottom of the bill at last month's Young/Dylan show.
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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2019, 01:47:01 pm »
I got 1, which is sub-random, and that was Jess Gwynne. I have no idea who she is, but I have the power to automatically detect people called Jess. Honestly, I can look out the window and spot any passing Jesses.


Does that make you a big Jessie?  :-D


I managed to get all four of the Jess Gwynne, Anne Marie and the other two women's names I forget questions wrong.   :thumbsup:


7/15 - 6 guesses though I did know who Dua Lipa is.


Meh, course I don't know who they are.  I wonder how all these youngsters would do on a quiz like this in 30 years time (which is about how far I am removed from giving a shit about the current music scene).










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Re: Guardian pop "star" quiz
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2019, 08:20:09 pm »
4/15, all guesses.
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