Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.   His musical style consists of folk, pop, rock, and Islamic music. Hits include “The First Cut Is the Deepest”,  “Father and Son”, “Wild World”, “Peace Train”, “Moonshadow”, and “Morning Has Broken”. In 2007 he received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.  He converted to Islam in 1977  and adopted the name Yusuf Islam, and took a break from music, returning in 2006. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014

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ANOTHER SATURDAY - CAT STEVENS
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 Another Saturday

FATHER AND SON - CAT STEVENS
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Father And Son

HARD HEADED WOMAN - CAT STEVENS
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 Hard Headed Woman

HOW MANY TIMES - CAT STEVENS
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 How Many Times

IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT - CAT STEVENS
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 If You Want To Sing Out

LADY DARBANVILLE - CAT STEVENS
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 Lady Darbanville

LONGER BOATS - CAT STEVENS
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 Longer Boats

MATTHEW AND SON - CAT STEVENS
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Matthew And Son

MOON SHADOW - CAT STEVENS
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 Moon Shadow

MORNING HAS BROKEN - CAT STEVENS
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 Morning Has Broken

OH VERY YOUNG - CAT STEVENS
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 Oh Very Young

ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT - CAT STEVENS
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 On The Road To Find Out

PEACE TRAIN - CAT STEVENS
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Peace Train

SAD LISA - CAT STEVENS
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 Sad Lisa

SITTING - CAT STEVENS
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 Sitting

VERY YOUNG AND EARLY SONGS - CAT STEVENS
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 Very Young And Early Songs

WHERE DO THE CHILDREN PLAY - CAT STEVENS
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 Where Do The Children Play

WILD WORLD - CAT STEVENS
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 Wild World

1001 DREAM - CAT STEVENS
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 1001 Dream

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Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His 1967 debut album reached the top 10 in the UK, and the album’s title song “Matthew and Son” charted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Stevens’ albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. His musical style consists of folk, pop, rock, and Islamic music.

His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, and fifteen weeks at number one in the Australian ARIA Charts. He earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in 2005 and 2006 for “The First Cut Is the Deepest”, and the song has been a hit for four artists. His other hit songs include “Father and Son”, “Wild World”, “Peace Train”, “Moonshadow”, and “Morning Has Broken”. In 2007 he received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam, and he adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all of his guitars for charity and left his musical career in order to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He was embroiled in a long-running controversy regarding comments which he made in 1989 about the death fatwa on author Salman Rushdie. He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.

In 2006, he returned to pop music – releasing his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, titled An Other Cup. With that release and subsequent ones, he dropped the surname “Islam” from the album cover art – using the stage name Yusuf as a mononym. In 2009, he released the album Roadsinger, and in 2014, he released the album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, and began his first US tour since 1978. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. His second North American tour since his resurgence, featuring 12 shows in intimate venues, began on 12 September 2016.

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