Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens)
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Amazing singer/songwriter, educator, philanthropist
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Cat Stevens interview exclusive

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Yusuf Islam tells Esquire why he finally returned to the spotlight - Features,
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Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam Interview The Island Records Story Channel 4 1980's

Here's the great Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam Interviewed for The Island Records Story Channel 4 Television circa 1980's. Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre .
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Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) | Twitter

Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) | Twitter | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
The latest Tweets from Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens). Yusuf Islam the Artist also known as Cat Stevens
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Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@yusufcatstevens) • Instagram photos and videos

Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@yusufcatstevens) • Instagram photos and videos | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
See Instagram photos and videos from Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@yusufcatstevens)
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Yusuf Islam's Golden Years: Cat Stevens on Islam and His Return to Music

Yusuf Islam's Golden Years: Cat Stevens on Islam and His Return to Music | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
The former Cat Stevens is still wrestling with his past – and winning
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Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam Cancels New York Show After Scalpers Resell Tickets At Higher Price | Contactmusic.com

Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam Cancels New York Show After Scalpers Resell Tickets At Higher Price | Contactmusic.com | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
Just one week after announcing his first tour of America since the 1970's, Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has chosen to cancel his New York concert in December over growing concerns of tickets being resold.The British singer cancelled...
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Peace Train by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - YouTube

Pro Peace message from Yusuf Islam www.YUSUFISLAM.com
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We have been working for Peace on Earth for a long time. What is different now is the Internet, Mobile Phones, Multi-Media, and many people that have learned to rise above fear.

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Stopadoodledoo's Retro World: Cat Stevens - Matthew & Son (1967)

Stopadoodledoo's Retro World: Cat Stevens - Matthew & Son (1967) | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it

Matthew and Son is the first album by English singer-songwriter, Cat Stevens. Stevens began writing songs during his early teenage years. His earliest influences included the sound of early British bands, like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, influenced by popular American Rhythm and Blues music. At the same time, folk influences from artists like Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel left a strong mark on him, along with some of the musicals being performed so close to his childhood home in Soho, that often he could hear the songs drifting up through his room. Stevens's older brother, David Gordon, attracted the attention of music producer Mike Hurst, formerly of the The Springfields, in hopes of finding a producer interested in his younger brother's music. After a demo was recorded, a deal was struck between the two. The album was not released until 1967; however, recording began on 10 July 1966, with a few advance singles appearing around that time.

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awesome people hanging out together

awesome people hanging out together | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it

Cat Stevens and Carly Simon in the early 1970's

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Rare TV interview with Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) 1984 - YouTube

Very rare footage of Yusuf Islam talking about religion. This exclusive 'Revelations' programme from 1984 was long considered deleted and lost, as UK's Border TV only started archiving their productions after 1987.

Recently found on a discarded 30 year old VHS tape at a yard sale, it now appears for the first time here on the Internet.

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Cat Stevens no more - 1977

Cat Stevens no more - 1977 | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it

On December 23, 1977, legendary British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens converted to Islam, abandoning his musical career and soon after changing his name to Yusuf Islam. Born Steven Demetre Georgiou into a Christian household with a Greek-Cypriot father and a Swedish mother, the singer now shed his stage name, which he had adopted after a girlfriend told him his eyes resembled those of a cat.

Peggy Cameron's insight:

Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.   ~~ Seneca

 

Yusuf is my hero!

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Cat Stevens - Morning has broken

Year 1971. Traditional song, a beautiful prayer for anyone that has some faith. English and Portuguese subtitles. Legendas em Português e em Inglês. Cat Steven's album Teaser and the Firecat.

Lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon (1922). Piano arrangement by Rick Wakeman. The sheet music for the piano part  can be found at manymidi.com/sheetmusic.htm - (contribution of (ElmoPiano)

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Yusuf Islam pens song for Srebrenica - World Bulletin

Yusuf Islam pens song for Srebrenica - World Bulletin | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
Yusuf Islam, the world famous musician formerly known as Cat Stevens has penned a beautiful instrumental piece in honor of the victims of Srebrenica.
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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Cat Stevens, Loudon Wainwright honours - BBC News

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Cat Stevens, Loudon Wainwright honours - BBC News | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf - and Loudon Wainwright III will be presented with lifetime achievement honours later at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff.
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Glorious Quran - The Liberator - Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

In 1987, Yusuf Islam visited the University of Houston in Texas and delivered a lecture called "Islam: The Qur'an - the Liberator." He talks about his journey from a pop music star named Cat Stevens to a humanitarian and education philanthropist. This video was produced by the Islamic Information Service (IIS).

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens Facebook Page

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Facebook Page | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
Official Yusuf / Cat Stevens Facebook Page www.twitter.com/YusufCatStevens...
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Yusuf Islam at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial April 2015

Yusuf Islam at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial April 2015 | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that."

~~ Martin Luther King Jr - Yusuf April 2015 at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

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Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens: 'Muslim community criticised me for picking up a guitar again'

Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens: 'Muslim community criticised me for picking up a guitar again' | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
Yusuf Islam – formerly known as Cat Stevens – talks about his controversial return to music
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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - The Story of Tell 'Em I'm Gone - YouTube

The Story of Tell 'Em I'm Gone, a short film by Danny Clinch, takes a look inside Yusuf / Cat Stevens' 2014 album Tell 'Em I'm Gone. 


Recorded all over the world, including Los Angeles, Dubai, Brussels, and London, the album features 10 brand-new studio recordings, including five originals and five carefully-chosen cover songs. Tell ’Em I’m Gone features musical contributions from Richard Thompson, blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite, singer-songwriter Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tuareg group Tinariwen, and guitarist Matt Sweeney. The album was produced by Yusuf and Rick Rubin and was mixed by Yusuf and Paul Samwell-Smith.

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Boots and Sand - Yusuf (Cat Stevens) - YouTube

After an incident of mistaken identities, Yusuf reflected on the incident and decided to make it into a song. Boots and Sand, features the vocals of Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton and musical contributions from Terry Silvester from the Hollies.

The infamous outlaw and his band who rode the Peace Train, singing, without buying a ticket to ride.

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Cat Stevens May Not Appear At Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

Cat Stevens May Not Appear At Rock Hall Induction Ceremony | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it

Cat Stevens may pass on an appearance at his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is set to take place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, but according to ShowBiz411.com, the singer may not make the trip from England.

Stevens, who now goes by Yusuf Islam, allegedly told a close friend that he may not appear. His comments later broke to the media.

If the rumor is true, he will be one of many inductees not performing at the event, including KISS, Linda Ronstadt and Nirvana.

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Peace Train the Cat Stevens Story

Peace Train the Cat Stevens Story | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it
PEACE Train – The Cat Stevens Story “Intimate & Acoustic” starring Darren Coggan is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more.
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Talking to Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens talking in 1972
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" Constant energy never ends, unless you are blinded by yourself. " 

Still the coolest Cat on the planet!

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Yusuf Islam Foundation

Yusuf Islam Foundation | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Scoop.it

The Yusuf Islam Foundation was based in 2009 following the uniting of 2 terribly prospering charities: the Islamia faculties Trust (founded 1982) and also the Waqf al Birr academic Trust (founded 1992). it's associate degree umbrella organisation that works within the field of education, community development and financial aid.

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