Cat Stevens biography
In May 2012, Moonshadow, a new musical by Yusuf, featuring music from throughout his career, opened at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. According to the Theatre's website, "Through Yusuf's much loved songs and music, Moonshadow will take the audience on an incredible journey with a magical story of a young man and his moonshadow's struggle against the oncoming of darkness and the search for everlasting happiness".
- 2003 World Award also known as the "World Social Award" for "humanitarian relief work helping children and victims of war".
- 2004 Man for Peace Award presented by Mikhail Gorbachev for his "dedication to promote peace, the reconciliation of people and to condemn terrorism", the ceremony was held in Rome, Italy and attended by five Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
- (2005) Honorary Doctorate by the University of Gloucestershire for services to education and humanitarian relief.
- 4 January 2007, The Mediterranean Prize for Peace in Naples, Italy. The award was received "as a result of the work he has done to increase peace in the world."
- 10 July 2007, honorary doctorate (LLD) by the University of Exeter, in recognition of "his humanitarian work and improving understanding between Islamic and Western cultures".
- 6 November 2009, Special Achievement Award of the German Sustainability Award.
Music awards and recognition
- 2005 Nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- 20 October 2005, ASCAP named Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year for "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
- 8 June 2006, listed as number 49 in Paste magazine's "100 Best Living Songwriters"
- 11 October 2006, awarded Songwriter of the Year for the second year running, for the same song "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
- 25 March 2007, received the German ECHO "special award for life achievements as musician and ambassador between cultures", Europe's Grammy, in Berlin
- 2008 Nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Discography(includes Yusuf discography and compilations)
As Cat Stevens
- 1967: Matthew and Son
- 1967: New Masters
- 1970: Mona Bone Jakon
- 1970: Tea for the Tillerman
- 1971: Teaser and the Firecat
- 1972: Catch Bull at Four
- 1973: Foreigner
- 1974: Buddha and the Chocolate Box
- 1974: Saturnight (live recording of a 1974 show)
- 1975: Numbers
- 1977: Izitso
- 1978: Back to Earth
- 2004: Majikat (live recording of a 1976 show)
- 2006: An Other Cup
- 2009: Roadsinger
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