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Cat Stevens Songs

Cat Stevens Songs

Cat Stevens Songs

The first time I heard "Where Do the Children Play" was on an episode of Dragnet. It took me back—back to the days when everything was simple, clean, and good. Idealism, that's really what it was. It was hope.

Cat Steven

He was embroiled in a long-running controversy regarding comments he made in 1989 about the death fatwa on author Salman Rushdie. His current stance is that he never supported the fatwa: "I was cleverly framed by certain questions. I never supported the fatwa."  

Lawsuit Over News Uk Newspaper Reports That He Had Supported Terrorism

In October 2004, The Sun and The Sunday Times newspapers voiced their support for Yusuf's exclusion from the United States and claimed that he had supported terrorism. He sued for libel and received an out-of-court financial settlement from the newspapers, which both published apology statements saying that he had never supported terrorism and mentioning that he had recently been given a Man of Peace award from the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. However The Sunday Times managing editor Richard Caseby said that while there was an "agreed settlement", they "always denied liability" and "disagreed with Cat Stevens' lawyers interpretation", but took a "pragmatic view" of the lawsuit.  

The 10 Best Cat Stevens Songs of All Time

Cat Stevens, whose real name is Steven Demetre Georgiou, is a British singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He began his career in 1965 and has performed and recorded under several other names, including Steve Adams and Yusuf Islam. Stevens is associated with various music genres, including folk, rock, and pop. Later in his career, he became associated with Islamic music. During his career, Cat Stevens has released 16 studio albums, six live albums, 13 compilation albums, and 55 singles. Here are the 10 best Cat Stevens songs of all time.  

Top 10 Cat Stevens Songs

Between being Steven Demetre Georgiou and Yusuf Islam, he was Cat Stevens. And the British singer-songwriter made the most of his short time under that name, recording a series of increasingly mature records from the late '60s through the mid '70s. He started out as a songwriter for hire whose own records were adorned with super-busy arrangements enforced by record-company execs. After a brush with death, he emerged as a folksinger with a world-humanitarian streak. He 1977 he converted to Islam and changed his name, pretty much ending his career at that point. A dozen years later he resurfaced when he made some comments that seemed to support a fatwa against writer Salman Rushdie. He later clarified his statements, saying he was misinterpreted. Our list of the Top 10 Cat Stevens Songs focuses on the positive moments.  

 

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