Cat Stevens

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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Demitri Georgiou, 21 July 1948, London, England. For Yusuf Islam, the constant search for the meaning of life that littered his lyrics and arose in interviews, seems to have arrived. Those who criticized his sometimes trite espousing now accept that his conversion to the Islamic faith and his retirement from a music world of ‘sin and greed’ was a committed move. His legacy as Cat Stevens is a considerable catalogue of timeless songs, many destined to become classics.

The son of a Swedish mother and a Greek Cypriot father, Stephen Georgiou was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith while growing up in London. He first began performing under the name Steve Adams while attending Hammersmith College. In 1966, producer Mike Hurst spotted the singer performing and was so impressed that he arranged to record the newly christened Cat Stevens’ original song, ‘I Love My Dog’. Tony Hall at Decca Records was similarly...

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