Education philanthropist, Musician
Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; ), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Wikipedia
Born: 21st July, 1948, London, England, UK
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Claim to Fame: Morning Has Broken
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Following the 9/11 attacks, he issued a statement "expressing his horror at the attacks on the innocent people of the United States". He also stated that "no right thinking Muslim would ever condone such Acts".
Refused to license his song "Father And Son" for use in Moulin Rouge! (2001). It was the first musical number in the original script. Because of his current religious beliefs, he objected to the sexual content in the film. The scene featuring "Father and Son" was to have been between Christian and his father in his father`s office, with all his father`s employees joining in for the chorus. This was to be the segue into his leaving home for Paris. The scene is included in the complete script on the Special Edition DVD.
I`ve studied various schools of thought... I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I`ve found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times.
It`s very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work.
Cat Stevens is canceling his New York performance just weeks after announcing a six-city tour.
Stevens said on his Facebook page Wednesday that he would not keep the New York engagement because its requirement for paper tickets has led to exorbitant resale prices.
Stevens, also known as Yusuf, the name he claimed after converting to Islam, announced earlier this month that he planned a concert tour behind the blues album he's releasing on Oct. 27. The concerts are his first series of shows in North America since 1976.
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Posted by Hailey2009 5 months ago
Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, "Bleach."
The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.
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