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Good News in History, July 21

Happy 70th Birthday to British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. Two of his solo albums reached triple platinum in the U.S., with iconic hits that included...

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On This Day in History

Good News in History, July 21

Happy 70th Birthday to British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. Two of his solo albums reached triple platinum in the U.S., with iconic hits that included Father and Son, Wild World, Peace Train, Moonshadow, and Morning Has Broken. He also wrote "The First Cut Is the Deepest", and credits West Side Story with giving him a new musical perspective. He changed his name to Yusuf Islam in 1977 and dedicated his life to religious education and philanthropy, but in 2006 revived his music career with his first pop album in 28 years, An Other Cup—followed by several others. HEAR about his near-death experience, and WATCH an excellent video... (1948)