This one's for Cat lovers . . . Cat Stevens, that is, or Steven Demetre Georgiou as he was born, or Yusuf Islam as he is today. He was tremendously popular and influential in the music scene of the 1960's and 1970's. I'm sure many of my older readers remember him with as much pleasure as I do. Here are just a few of his songs.
From his debut album in 1966, here's the title track, "Matthew and Son".
From his second album, 1967's "New Masters", here's "The First Cut is the Deepest".
His third album, "Mona Bone Jakon", delivered this perennial favorite: "Lady d'Arbanville", written about his girlfriend at the time, Patti d'Arbanville. Here's a live version, undated, but looking to be from the mid- to late 1970's.
From the album "Teaser and the Firecat" comes "Moonshadow".
From his sixth studio album, "Catch Bull at Four", here's "O Caritas". There are various translations of the Latin lyrics: if you're interested, see here, here or here.
And to close, here's a live performance from 1976 of "The Wind", from his album "Teaser and the Firecat".
Lots of memories there . . .