Happy 70th Birthday Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) (Watch Live ’71)

Happy 70th birthday today to Yusuf Islam, better known to many as Cat Stevens, who was born on 7/21/48. The singer, songwriter  2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has one of the more revered folk catalogs from the 70’s, where many of the songs have been modernized in recent years by other artists. Stevens’ albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. Stevens converted to the Muslim religion in 1977 changing his name to Yusef Islam. Watch here as the former Cat performs live in 1971…

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