Yusuf IslamFormerly Cat Stevens. Born 21 July 1948
Yusuf Islam Biography (Wikipedia)
Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948), commonly known by his stage name Cat Stevens, and later Yusuf, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His musical style consists of folk, pop, rock, and, in his later career, Islamic music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
His 1967 debut album reached the top 10 in the UK, and its title song "Matthew and Son" reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Stevens' albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. 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", "Moonshadow", "Peace Train", 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.
- Yusuf speaks to Paul Joneshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cj6zt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cj6zt.jpg2014-11-26T15:16:00.000ZYusuf, formerly Cat Stevens, speaks to Paul Jones about his latest album.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ctqlj
Yusuf speaks to Paul Jones
- Yusuf / Cat Stevens speaks to Simon Mayohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028pbln.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028pbln.jpg2014-10-15T10:02:00.000ZYusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, speaks to Simon about his new album.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p028qcrg
Yusuf / Cat Stevens speaks to Simon Mayo
- Cat Stevens is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01k8qhp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01k8qhp.jpg2013-10-27T20:59:00.000ZJan Godfrey in East Preston nominates Cat Stevens for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01k8qj8
Cat Stevens is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
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