#259 Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) / Garry Trudeau – 21 July 1948

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

Photo by Simon Fernandez

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948 in Marylebone, London, England), originally and commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is an English musician. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and prominent convert to Islam. His early 1970s record albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified as Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the United States; his 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone and was Billboard’s number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. He has also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years for “The First Cut Is the Deepest”, which has been a hit single for four different artists.

Garry Trudeau

Photo by 48states at en.wikipedia

Garretson BeekmanGarry” Trudeau (born July 21, 1948) is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Stevens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Trudeau

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