Yusuf Islam, the artist born Steven Georgiou and nonetheless greatest identified to the world as Cat Stevens, was born in London on July 21, 1948. Our playlist has hours of tremendous music by this quintessential singer-songwriter.
Cat, born to a Greek-Cypriot father and a Swedish mom, first got here to trade consideration as a songwriter. He was signed by publishers Ardmore & Beechwood when nonetheless solely 17, by which period he’d already written the remarkably mature and reflective “The First Reduce Is The Deepest,” made into successful by P.P. Arnold and later coated by Rod Stewart and infinite others.