Yusuf Islam speaks up for elephants
... have called for Mali's transfer. Dr Richardson has stated, "To put it simply: Mali may die from the lack of care she is receiving if left at the zoo". Experts point out that transferring elephants is safe and routine. Yusuf joins French film legend Brigitte Bardot, music sensation Morrissey and Nobel Prize'winning author JM Coetzee and other high-profile figures in speaking out about Mali's suffering. Yusuf's statement is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk. Have Your Say Click here to win 5000 pounds worth of gadgets! Yusuf Islam
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How 'Revolution' landed two Led Zeppelin songs for tonight's episode. Plus: Which Cat Stevens song almost made it into the pilot
... that said, there's always ways to sneak it in." Below, check out the extended promo for tonight's Revolution, backed by the epic sounds of "Kashmir." The episode, helmed by 12-time Supernatural director Charles Beeson, airs at 10 p.m. on NBC. Follow Emily on Twitter: @EmilyNRome Read more about Revolution: 'Revolution': The production designers on creating a world without electricity Led Zeppelin continue to shoot down reunion rumors EW's 'Revolution' recaps How 'Revolution' landed two Led Zeppelin songs for tonight's episode. Plus: Which Cat Stevens
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Cat Stevens Moonshadow musical to head to London
... 'Moonshadow' featuring the music of Cat Stevens
, will finish in Melbourne in August and then head to London's West End as well as other territories. The Australian launch of the musical written by Yusuf (Cat Stevens
) was personally overseen by the singer with help from his Melbourne based family members Anthony and Steve Georgiou. We are delighted with the success of Moonshadow in Melbourne and would like to thank everyone who has embraced the show,' says Anthony and Steve Georgiou, Company Directors. 'We now look forward to taking Moonshadow to audiences around the world and hope they give us the same warm welcome that Melbourne has extended to Yusuf and our Moonshadow family.' The world premiere of Moonshadow took place in Melbourne, Australia in May. The final Australian performance will take place in Melbourne on Sunday August 5. Watch the video on Noise11.com: Cat Stevens
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His birth name is Steven Demetre Georgiou. He became a Muslim and changed name to Yusuf Islam in 1977 after his brother gave him a copy of the Koran. The name comes from the prophet Joseph, who was interpreter of dreams.
He is a talented painter. He painted the images used on his albums Teaser And The Firecat, Tea For The Tillerman and Mona Bone Jakon.
Stevens was born in London. He was popular in England years before catching on in America.
Some radio stations boycotted his records in 1989 after he supported the call for Salman Rushdie's execution for defaming the prophet in the book The Satanic Verses. He said he was simply following The Koran.
in 1968, he got Tuberculosis. After a long recovery, he started writing less commercial and more introspective songs.
He would have had better UK chart position for many of his hits, but Island Records did not promote his singles much in England to encourage people to buy his albums.
In 1979, he auctioned off his guitars and gave the money to charity in an effort to show his devotion to Islam.
He negotiated the freedom of 4 English prisoners from Iraq after the Gulf War in 1990.
He organizes and supports Muslim schools in England.
In 2001, he released a boxed set containing 79 tracks, most of which he recorded before becoming a Muslim. He donated the proceeds to charity in light of the terrorist attacks on America.
His parents were Stavros, who was Greek, and Ingrid, who was Swedish. When he converted to the Islamic religion, he was going against his family's faith, which ticked them off. (thanks, Annabelle - Eugene, OR)