Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cat Stevens . . . one of my fav guitar men

As 'Cat Stevens', he has sold over 60 million albums around the world. His albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat both achieved triple platinum status in the United States (three million sales each); his album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release and was Billboard's number-one LP for three consecutive weeks.

His songwriting has also earned him two ASCAP songwriting awards for The First Cut Is The Deepest which has been a hit single for four different artists.

Cat Stevens became Yusuf Islam, converting to the Islamic faith at the height of his fame in 1977. He left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. In 2006, he returned to pop music, with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup.

He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world.

Some of my favorite Cat Stevens songs

Another Saturday Night (live)

Hard Headed Woman (live)

"I know a lot of fancy dancers,
people who can glide you on a floor,
they move so smooth
but have no answers"

Wild World (live)

Moonshadow (live)

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