Happy Birthday Cat Stevens | Live At The BBC

Cat Stevens, who goes by the name Yusuf Islam these days, was born on this date in 1948. Stevens released a number of top-selling albums in the early ’70s before he converted to Islam and left his career as a pop singer behind him. In recent years he has embraced his singer-songwriting career once more and even embarked on his first U.S. tour since 1978 last year. Let’s look back at a Cat Stevens performance from 1971 that aired on The BBC.

Cat performed seven of his most-beloved songs in London back in 1971 as part of The BBC’s In Concert series of broadcasts. Included within are takes on “Wild World” and “Father And Son.” Watch this video to see why Stevens was voted in to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014:

Set: Moonshadow, Tuesday’s Dead, Wild World, How Can I Tell You, Maybe You’re Right, I Love My Dog, Father And Son