Yusuf Islam Returns to the World of Music

Published: 2006-09-22
Yusuf Islam, once known as Cat Stevens, is marking his comeback with a live performance at the launch of The Fortune Forum Club in London on September 26.

The singer-songwriter, who was influential in the folk rock movement of the '60s and '70s, will play for an audience that includes former US president Bill Clinton, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson as well as the famous acting couple, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The club raises money for global poverty, according to Contactmusic.com

Atlantic Records recently announced Islam's return to the world of music with the upcoming release of a new album, the first album of pop songs for the singer in 28 years. The new album comes out in November, 40 years after his debut album.

Islam rose to fame under the name Cat Stevens, garnering global success with famous classics like "First Cut Is The Deepest," "Wild World," "Father And Son," "Peace Train" and many more. But in 1978, he converted to Islam, changed his name and walked away from the music industry. Over the years, he has focused his attention on education and charity, receiving many awards for his work.

On his return, Islam said in a press release, "I feel right about making music and singing about life in this fragile world again."

Writer: Meghan Wubs



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