Cat Stevens

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Cat Stevens

  1. 1. CAT STEVENS Tutku Rüya Özmen
  2. 2. Man of many parts <ul><li>Singer- song writer </li></ul><ul><li>Popstar </li></ul><ul><li>Folk singer </li></ul><ul><li>Muslim Activist </li></ul><ul><li>Highly succesful Music career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 25 million albums sold </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1979 left music and become Yusuf İslam </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Stephen Dimitri Georgiou </li></ul><ul><li>Born in London 1947 </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish Mother & Greek </li></ul><ul><li>Father </li></ul><ul><li>Educated in Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>1960 return to London </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hammersmith College Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing his own music </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Begining of his music life <ul><li>Began performing guitar-based folk-pop under the name CAT STEVENS </li></ul><ul><li>Become a regular in local pubs </li></ul><ul><li>and coffeehouses </li></ul><ul><li>Attract the attention of record </li></ul><ul><li>producer MIKE HURST </li></ul><ul><li>In 1967 record a demo with </li></ul><ul><li>Hurst </li></ul>
  5. 5. MATTHEW And SON <ul><li>debut album at 19 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Become hit in the U.K. </li></ul><ul><li>3 songs in Top 10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew and Son </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I Love My Dog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m Gonna Get Me A Gun </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Tour of Britain with Jimi Hendrix and Engelbert Humperdink </li></ul><ul><li>2 songs sang by other artists become hit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Here Comes My Baby” Tremeloes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The First Cut Is The Deepest” P.P.Arnold, Rod Stewart </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1969 diagnosed with tuberculosis </li></ul><ul><li>Changed Stevens, record new material </li></ul>Jimi Hendrix Engelbert Humperdink
  7. 7. On The Way of Music Career <ul><li>1970, Mona Bona Jackon, Tea for the Tillerman, Wild World, Father and Son </li></ul><ul><li>After “Tea for the Tillerman” Stevens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extravagant performeance with tiggers and magicians, dancers and back-up singers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1971, Teaser and theFirecat, and (anti-war hit) Peace Train. </li></ul><ul><li>1972, Catch a Bull at Four </li></ul><ul><li>1973, The Foreigner </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>1973, Steven start studying Islam </li></ul><ul><li>1974, Buddah and the Chocolate Box </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in İslam slowly eclipsing his songwriting </li></ul><ul><li>1975, Numbers Top 10 at Britain </li></ul><ul><li>1977, visit to Jerusalem, Izitso (a commercial album) </li></ul><ul><li>1978, last album, Back To Earth </li></ul>
  9. 9. İslam <ul><li>December 1977, formally converted to İslam taking the name Yusuf İslam </li></ul><ul><li>1980, settled in London with his wife and five children. </li></ul>1979, married and retired from pop music
  10. 10. Last events in Music life <ul><li>1984, A&M released “Greatest Hits” Footsteps in the Dark, including unreleased songs from 1971 cult movie Harold and Maude . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Big Announcement, Bigger Protest <ul><li>1989, announcement that he support death sentence of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American radio Station stop playing Cat Stevens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WNEW in NY gave away free copies of The Satanic Verses to listeners who turned in their Cat Stevens records </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Life of the Last Prophet <ul><li>1995 , The Life of the Last Prophet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st record after retirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the biography of Mohammed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ignored in the West, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reached no1 in Turkey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hit for Muslim world </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. at the end of the story <ul><li>1997, He announced that he is working on an album of Bosnian songs and poems, including a new song about muslim children killed in the Balkan Wars </li></ul>
  14. 14. References <ul><li>Official Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>www. rollingstone .com </li></ul><ul><li>www.islamazon.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// rlg.peircecentral.com/ Cat.html </li></ul><ul><li>Launch Yahoo http://launchyahoo.com/artist </li></ul>

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