Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Paris – June 16, 2020
Due to the global Covid-19 epidemic, we are forced to cancel Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ concerts at L’Olympia on June 28 & 29, 2020.
“Due to the lingering effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is with great sadness that I announce the cancellation of my next Tillerman 50 tour … I look forward to being with you again in moments more positive. I wish you health and happiness. Take care of yourself ! Love. Yusuf “
Customers can have their tickets refunded at the point of sale where they were purchased, within three months, until September 16, 2020 inclusive.
The team of Gérard Drouot Productions
Cat Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou) grew up above his parents’ cafe in the heart of London’s West End theater district. Teenager, inspired by the Beatles, the folk and the American blues, he writes songs, and quickly meets the success with “I Love My Dog”, his first single in 1966. The following single, “Matthew & Son”, misses little top of the UK standings, but helps to make him the star of the moment.
In 1968, Cat dies of tuberculosis, and his career is interrupted. After a long convalescence during which he experiences a spiritual awakening, he returns to the music scene in 1970. His appearance and style have completely changed, the teen idol has become a man with a shaggy beard and a abundant hair, and the elaborate orchestration of his early compositions gave way to more uncluttered and intimate acoustic arrangements.
Four consecutive albums, Mona Bone Jackon (1970), Tea for the Tillerman (1970), Teaser and the Firecat (1971), and Catch Bull at Four (1972), propel Cat Stevens to the height of fame, revealing several of his most classics, including Wild World, Father & Son, Peace Train, Moonshadow and Morning Has Broken. The sincerity and richness of his work increasingly impose him as one of the leading authors / composers of the genre.
Yusuf’s return delighted audiences who had long dreamed of hearing her soft voice, her hypnotic melodies, and her moving lyrics. The music industry has also given him a warm welcome. In 2014, he was inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, and The Laughing Apple, his 2017 album, earned him his very first Grammy nomination. In 2019 he is also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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