Cat Stevens

English musician Cat Stevens was a much-loved figure on both sides of the Atlantic due to a string of hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Peace Train," "Wild World" and "Morning Has Broken," before his 1978 ... Read more »
Born: 07/20/1948 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (28)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2014 (Movie)

("Trouble") (Song Performer)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

jOBS 2013 (Movie)

("Peace Train") (Song Performer)

jOBS 2013 (Movie)

("Peace Train") (Song)

We Bought a Zoo 2011 (Movie)

"Don't Be Shy" (Song Performer)

We Bought a Zoo 2011 (Movie)

"Don't Be Shy" (Song)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

("Father And Son") (Song Performer)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

("Father And Son") (Song)

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

("Miles From Nowhere") (Song)

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

("Miles From Nowhere") (Song Performer)

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

("Sitting") (Song)

Charlie Bartlett 2008 (Movie)

("If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out") (Song)

Deep Water 2007 (Movie)

("Crab Dance") (Song)

Deep Water 2007 (Movie)

("Crab Dance") (Song Performer)

Martian Child 2007 (Movie)

("Don't Be Shy") (Song Performer)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 2007 (Movie)

("Don't Be Shy") (Song)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 2007 (Movie)

("Don't Be Shy") (Song Performer)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints 2006 (Movie)

("Trouble") (Song Performer)

We Are Marshall 2006 (Movie)

("Peace Train") (Song Performer)

Thumbsucker 2005 (Movie)

("Trouble") (Song)

The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 (Movie)

("Wild World") (Song Performer)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

("Peace Train") (Song Performer)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

("Here Comes My Baby" "The Wind") (Song Performer)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Harold and Maude 1971 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Harold and Maude 1971 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (7)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Chris Isaak Hour 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 News Special: Islamabad Rock City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dolly Parton: Treasures 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Island Records: The Allstar Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sound of the City: London 1964-73 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

English musician Cat Stevens was a much-loved figure on both sides of the Atlantic due to a string of hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Peace Train," "Wild World" and "Morning Has Broken," before his 1978 conversion to Islam, which ended his career as a secular artist for over three decades. Stevens' gift for warm and frequently lovely lyrics that touched on issues of love and childhood endeared him to grade schoolers, Aquarian Age idealists and aging folkies alike, who in turn bestowed star status on the singer-songwriter. Between 1970 and 1977, Stevens enjoyed a slew of Top 5 albums and singles, but a series of events, including a near-death experience in 1976, spurred a spiritual awakening that resulted in his conversion and adoption of the name Yusuf Islam. For much of the next three decades, Stevens concerned himself with charitable matters while recording spoken word or unaccompanied vocals on several Islamic-themed records in the 1990s. He also contended with numerous media accusations, including his alleged support for the fatwa on Salman Rushdie, which he handled with exceptional patience. Stevens' refusal to play guitar on his post-conversion recordings, which he erroneously believed would be an offense to his religion, was lifted in 2003, and soon followed by two albums that returned him to his folk-rock roots in 2006 and 2009. Throughout his four-decade career, Stevens' commitment to matters of the heart and soul in both his music and personal life made him an inspirational figure for generations of listeners.

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