Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens is the fomer stage name of Steven Demetre Georgiou (conceived in London on 21 July 1948). He is a British vocalist lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, helpful and education humanitarian. In December 1977, Stevens changed over to Islam and received the name Yusuf Islam the next year. He started discharging music as Yusuf in 2006.

Stevens’ collections Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both confirmed triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. His 1972 collection Catch Bull at Four sold a large portion of a million duplicates in the initial two weeks of discharge alone and was Billboard’s main LP for three continuous weeks. He likewise earned two ASCAP songwriting grants in successive years for “The First Cut Is the Deepest”; the melody has been a hit single for four distinct craftsmen. A portion of his other hit melodies incorporate, “Father and Son”, “Wild World”, “Harmony Train”, “Moonshadow” and “Morning Has Broken”.

In December 1977, Stevens changed over to Islam and embraced the name Yusuf Islam the next year. In 1979, he unloaded every one of his guitars for philanthropy and left his music profession to commit himself to educational and generous causes in the Muslim community.Stevens turned into a proselyte to Islam in 1978 after a brush with death. He embraced the name Yusuf Islam and turned into a straightforward advocate for the religion. Following his change, Yusuf surrendered his past vocation as a pop star, with which he had dependably been awkward. Tune and the utilization of melodic instruments is a zone of discussion in Islamic (law) and is the essential factor Cat Stevens withdrew from the pop spotlight. At a certain point he kept in touch with the record organizations asking that his music never again be appropriated, yet his solicitation was denied. Following Ayatollah Khomeini’s February 14, 1989 passing fatwa against creator Salman Rushdie, he made articulations that were translated as underwriting the slaughtering of Rushdie. On February 21, 1989, Yusuf Islam tended to understudies at Kingston University in London about his change to Islam and was gotten some information about the contention in the Muslim world and the fatwa calling for Salman Rushdie’s execution. He answered, “He should be murdered. The Qur’an makes it obvious – in the event that somebody maligns the prophet, at that point he should bite the dust.” Despite this he has gotten a few honors for his work in advancing harmony on the planet, including the 2003 World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. Known expertly by the single name Yusuf, in 2006 he came back to popular music with his first collection of new pop tunes in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup. On 5 May 2009, he discharged the collection Roadsinger. He was enlisted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.