Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) and his anti-war and pro-peace protest songs: from hippy peace to Islamic peace

@article{Varnava2018YusufI,
  title={Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) and his anti-war and pro-peace protest songs: from hippy peace to Islamic peace},
  author={Andrekos Varnava},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  year={2018},
  volume={33},
  pages={548 - 572}
}
  • Andrekos Varnava
  • Published 3 October 2018
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary British History
ABSTRACT In the 1970s Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) inspired a generation with his songs on anti-materialism, finding self and peace in such classic albums as Tea for the Tillerman (1970, US 3x platinum) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971, US 3x platinum). In December 1977 he converted to Islam, gave up popular music and focussed on humanitarian and educational work, until he returned to popular music in 2006. Meanwhile, Muslims became associated in the West as intolerant and violent. Yusuf has… 
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