--UNOFFICIAL-- Botb: Singers & Songwriters: Cat Stevens vs Rod Stewart

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edited July 2008 in History of Rock
[CENTER]CAT STEVENS[/CENTER]
wikipedia said:
Yusuf Islam,[1] (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London, UK), best known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British musician of Greek Cypriot and Swedish ancestry. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam.

As 'Cat Stevens', he has sold over 60 million albums around the world since the late 1960s. His albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified as Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the United States (three million sales each); his album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release and was Billboard's number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. His songwriting has also earned him two ASCAP songwriting awards for "The First Cut Is the Deepest," which has been a hit single for five different artists.

Stevens converted to Islam at the height of his fame in 1977. The following year, he adopted his Muslim name Yusuf Islam and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. In 2006, he returned to pop music, with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup.

He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award,[2] the 2004 Man for Peace award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. He lives with his wife and children in London. Yusuf Islam spends part of each year in Dubai.[3]
Wild World:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHXpnZi9Hzs

Father and Son:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TzJfsBB3mQ&feature=related

Peace Train:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sjSHazjrWg

Oh Very Young:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_eUnxDE8YY

Morning Has Broken:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TWd3skb-Rw

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[CENTER]ROD STEWART[/CENTER]
wikipedia said:
Roderick "Rod" David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England and currently residing in Epping. He has Scottish and English parentage.

With a distinctive, raspy voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early '70s with The Jeff Beck Group and then The Faces and began a solo career in 1969, with his debut album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down.

With his career in its fifth decade, Stewart has achieved numerous hit singles worldwide, most notably in the UK, where he has garnered six consecutive number one albums and his tally of 62 hit singles include 24 that reached the top 10, six of which gained the number one position. It has been estimated that Stewart's album and single sales total more than 250 million,[1] earning him a place on the list of best-selling music artists. His biggest-selling song was the 1978 disco hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?", which was atypical of his earlier output, marking the beginning of a blatantly commercial era for Stewart, and which actually damaged his credibility amongst many critics and longtime fans.[2]
You Wear It Well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf_TFi0WIGQ

Tonight's The Night:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VV__iz1ZXk&feature=related

Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On3rfstwJUQ

Baby Jane:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2CfHEcej34

Maggie May:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXbtmcVaxQ8

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