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Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam

Cat Stevens in Böblingen, Germany in 1976
Backgrund wittins
Birth name Steven Demetre Georgiou
Eikname Steve Adams, Yusuf
Born 21 Julie 1948 (1948-07-21) (age 65)
Marylebone, Lunnon, Ingland, United Kingdom
Genres Fowk rock, psychedelic rock,[1] soft rock,[1]
pop rock,[1] synthpop,[2] electro,[3]
nasheed, spoken word, hamd
Occupations Sangster-sangwriter, muisicker
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass,
mandolin, organ, piano,
mellotron, double bass, percussion,
synthesiser
Years active 1966–1980 (as Cat Stevens)
1995–present (as Yusuf Islam)
Labels Deram, Island, A&M, Jamal, Ya
Associatit acts Alun Davies
Wabsteid yusufislam.com
Notable instruments
Baldwin piano
Epiphone Casino
Fender Rhodes
Fender Telecaster
Gibson Everly Brothers Flattop
Gibson ES-335
Gibson J-200

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 Julie 1948 in Lunnon, Ingland),[4] oreeginally an commonly kent bi his umwhile stage name Cat Stevens, is a Breetish muisicker. He is a sangster-sangwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, an prominent convert tae Islam.[5]

His early 1970s record albums Tea for the Tillerman an Teaser and the Firecat wur baith certified as Triple Platinum bi the RIAA in the Unitit States; his 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sauld hauf a million copies in the first twa weeks o release alane an wis Billboard's number-ane LP for three consecutive weeks. He haes also earned twa ASCAP sangwritin awards in consecutive years for "The First Cut Is the Deepest", which haes been a hit single for five different airtists.

Stevens convertit tae Islam at the height o his fame, on 23 Dizember 1977,[6] an adoptit his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam, the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars away for charity[7] an left his miusic career tae devote hissel tae educational an philanthropic causes in the Muslim commonty. He haes been given several awards for his work in promotin peace in the warld, including 2003's Warld Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award, an the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. In 2006, he returned tae pop muisic wi his first album o new pop sangs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup. He nou goes profeesionally bi the single name Yusuf.[8] His newest album, Roadsinger, wis released on 5 Mey 2009.

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Cat Stevens discografie
(includes Yusuf discografie)

Notes an references[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ruhlmann, William (21 July 1948). "(Cat Stevens > Overview)". allmusic. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
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  5. "Footsteps in the Light: Yusuf Islam new CD". Review of album. muslimbase.com, a Silverline Company. 1995-2006. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  6. Fitzsimmons, Mick; Harris, Bob (5 January 2001). "Cat Stevens - A Musical Journey". Taped documentary interview synopsis. BBC2. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  7. Phillips, Mark and Faber, Judy (12 August 2007). "Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return: Artist Once Known As Cat Stevens Talks About New Album". CBS Sunday Morning (CBS News). Retrieved 11 February 2009.  This story originally aired on 3 December 2006.
  8. Donahue, Ann (18 April 2009). "Yusuf Islam's past, present in harmony on new album". Reuters. Retrieved 27 April 2009.