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Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam documentary on ABC tonight

31 Jan

“Father and Son” I still really like. I have put that up over on the VodPod to remind all of us who are of a certain age. Some songs are part of your life’s sound track, aren’t they? For me this is Wollongong, 1970s. And then he vanished as Cat Stevens. Tonight’s documentary explored that and his current reemergence as a singing Yusuf Islam, after a long period when he gave up music. The documentary — or the first and last parts — is also in the VodPod, as is one of his recent songs.

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Didn’t know he and Dolly Parton were such good mates; she apparently gave the US authorities a lashing when he was forbidden entry to the US in 2004.

Apparently too he was misrepresented over his alleged support of the fatwa against Salman Rushdie; he claims not to have supported it. They’d love him at Camden though: he is now heavily into Islamic schooling.

Worth seeing. Worth noting. His site is linked to the screen shot.



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