YUSUF / Cat Stevens

The Long And Winding Road

(Let It Be, 1970)

The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens emerged as a fresh-faced pop star in swinging London, writing such hits as Here Comes My Baby and First Cut Is The Deepest, as well as enjoying his own hits. By the 1970s the bearded Cat had become a bedsitter bard, thanks to such timeless albums as Teaser & The Firecat and Tea For The Tillerman. After an extended break from music to pursue his religious interests, Yusuf finally returned to recording in 2009 after an absence of nearly 30 years.