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FlinterFile: Cat Stevens- Moonshadow

In 1971 Cat Stevens released a song with a message of hope. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Cat Stevens- New York Times

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Cat Stevens converted to the Islam in 1977 and changed his name with it to Yusuf Islam. The album Back To Earth would be his last album with the name Cat Stevens and the last with Western music for the coming thirty years. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Linda Lewis- Class/Style

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In 1984, Linda Lewis released her disco record Class/Style (I’ve Got It). As a small girl, she performed with her father, which led to her first small roles. She played in the movie A Hard Day’s Night. In the seventies, she released several songs, and sung in the background for artists like David Bowie and Cat Stevens. The albums she made in the seventies selled the best, but this disco song only was a minor hit in the Netherlands. Enjoy

Linda Lewis- Class/Style (I’ve Got It)

Song of the day: Cat Stevens- Wild World

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In 1970, Cat Stevens wrote a new song for his fourth studio album. The song is about Patti D’Arbanville, an actress with whom Cat Stevens had a relationship. This song is about the end of their relationship. The song did well: number 11 in the US. It also has been covered many times, including versions by Jimmy Cliff, Maxi Priest, Mr. Big and many others. Jonathan King even claimed the Pet Shop Boys used the melody in their song It’s A Sin! To demonstrate that, he recorded Wild World on the melody of It’s A Sin. Eventually this song flopped and the Pet Shop Boys won the case… Enjoy

Cat Stevens- Wild World