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Cat Stevens

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Birthday
21, 1948
Birthplace
London, England
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1948 (age 69)
Birthplace
London, England

About

Folk singer-songwriter who wrote and performed songs like "The First Cut is the Deepest," "Where Do the Children Play?," and "Wild World."

Before Fame

He credited West Side Story with giving him a new perspective that shaped his music. His choice to go solo was made after he realized a band was not the right artistic dynamic he needed.

Trivia

In 1978, he gave up his music career and changed his name to Yusuf Islam, donating all of his guitars in order to dedicate his life to Islamic educational causes.

Family Life

He got married to Fawzia Ali on September 9, 1979, and they had five children together.

Associated With

Stevens composed the soundtrack for the iconic 1970s movie Harold and Maude, which starred Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort.