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Keating's Ambition Realised With Islam Duet

7th October 2004

RONAN KEATING's fulfilled his "lifetime ambition" when he dueted with YUSUF ISLAM, the singer formerly known as CAT STEVENS. The Irish star auditioned for boyband BOYZONE with Islam's song FATHER + SON - a...

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Islam Fights For Entry To America

5th October 2004

YUSUF ISLAM is "bewildered" about why he is still refused entry to America and has instructed his lawyers to fight for "justice". The rocker-turned-Muslim convert, formerly CAT STEVENS, was expelled from the United States...

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Islam Planning Stage Musical

4th October 2004

Former rocker YUSUF ISLAM is planning to go big with his comeback - he's currently writing a stage musical. Islam, formerly known as CAT STEVENS, left the music scene after converting to Islam in...

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Yusuf's Musical Comeback Still On

4th October 2004

Rocker-turned-Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM is planning a musical comeback after teaching his son to play guitar. Islam, who was formerly known as CAT STEVENS before giving up his name and his music in 1977,...

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Yusuf Islam Condemns Muslim Extremists In Russia And Iraq

4th October 2004

YUSUF ISLAM is setting out to prove he isn't a terrorist threat by condemning the Muslim Chechens who stormed a school in Beslan, Russia, and calling for the release of British hostage KENNETH BIGLEY....

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Yusuf Calls On Muslims To Speak Out Against Injustice

4th October 2004

Retired rock star YUSUF ISLAM is calling for fellow Muslims to stand up for what they believe in and fight injustice because it's the only way to right wrongs. Islam, formerly singer CAT STEVENS,...

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Islam: 'I Don't Back Terrorists Financially'

4th October 2004

An angry YUSUF ISLAM has hit back at reports he has helped fund terrorist groups around the world on American TV. The retired rocker, formerly CAT STEVENS, was barred from entering America last month...

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Islam 'Watch List' Under Review

30th September 2004

An American terrorism 'watch list' has been put under review by Secretary Of State COLIN POWELL after YUSUF ISLAM, the singer formerly known as CAT STEVENS, was wrongly refused entry into the US last week...

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Islam Was On His Way To Nashville For Music Talks

30th September 2004

YUSUF ISLAM has temporarily abandoned a planned return to making music after his latest efforts to negotiate a new project ended with him being labelled a terrorist and turned away from entering America. Islam,...

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Islam Blasts Authorities In Los Angeles Times

29th September 2004

Rock star-turned-Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM has further blasted America's system of screening airline passengers by writing a damning letter to the LOS ANGELES TIMES. Islam, who changed his name from CAT STEVENS, was prohibited...

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Keating Defends Cat Stevens

28th September 2004

Pop hunk RONAN KEATING has defended his friend CAT STEVENS - branding his deportation from America last week (begs20SEP04) "horrendous". The pair met when Keating's former band BOYZONE covered Stevens' FATHER AND SON song...

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Cat Stevens Calls For Release Of British Hostage

27th September 2004

YUSUF ISLAM, the rocker formerly known as CAT STEVENS is calling "in the name of Allah" on the kidnappers of British engineer KENNETH BIGLEY in Iraq to release him. Just days after Islam was...

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Spelling Mistake To Blame For Cat Stevens Terror Scare

26th September 2004

LATEST: YUSUF ISLAM, the British singer formerly known as CAT STEVENS, was refused entry into America because of a spelling error. The 57-year-old MORNING HAS BROKEN star - who abandoned a successful solo...

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Stevens Considers Legal Action

24th September 2004

LATEST: YUSUF ISLAM, the British singer formerly known as CAT STEVENS, is considering legal action to overturn the ban on him entering America - following claims he funded terrorism. The WILD WORLD star, who...

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Stevens Returns To Music

24th September 2004

YUSUF ISLAM will return as CAT STEVENS in a quest to land the British number one single this Christmas (04) - by covering his classic FATHER AND SON tune with Irish hunk RONAN KEATING....

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Cat Stevens 'Shock' At Us Refusal

23rd September 2004

LATEST: YUSUF ISLAM, the British singer formerly known as CAT STEVENS, has demanded an explanation from American officials who threw him off a transatlantic flight. The MORNING HAS BROKEN star - who abandoned a...

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Cat Stevens In Us Security Alert

22nd September 2004

YUSUF ISLAM, the singer formerly known as CAT STEVENS, sparked a security alert on a London-to-Washington flight, when American officials discovered he's on their wanted list and ordered the plane to land immediately. The...

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Cat Stevens Reveals All About Islam On New Live Dvd

27th May 2004

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS is planning to tell all about his life and his decision to convert to Islam in a new DVD interview, which will also feature footage from one of...

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Cat Stevens Musical On The Way

8th January 2004

Singing legend CAT STEVENS is planning a London West End musical based on his songs. The 55-year-old star - who changed his name to YUSUF ISLAM in 1979 after converting to Islam - will follow...

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Oprah + Branson Join 30,000 At Free Concert

1st December 2003

OPRAH WINFREY and VIRGIN boss RICHARD BRANSON were among the 30,000 people who packed Cape Town, South Africa's GREENPOINT STADIUM on Saturday (29NOV03) to watch pop superstars raise awareness about AIDS. BEYONCE KNOWLES, PETER...

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Yusuf Islam + Peter Gabriel Join Mandela Concert Line-up

18th November 2003

LATEST: YUSUF ISLAM and PETER GABRIEL have joined the line-up for the NELSON MANDELA's upcoming 46664 AIDS awareness concert. The 29 November (03) event, which will take place at GREENPOINT STADIUM in Cape Town,...

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Islam To Make Rare Appearance In London

20th October 2003

Reclusive musician YUSUF ISLAM will perform a rare concert in his native Britain tonight (20OCT03) to raise money for his ISLAMIA SCHOOLS organisation. The singer, known as CAT STEVENS before his conversion to Islam...

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Cat Stevens: The Moment I Embraced Islam

13th October 2003

Devout Muslim CAT STEVENS converted to Islam as a result of nearly drowning. The WILD WORLD singer - now known as YUSUF ISLAM - was swimming in Malibu, California in 1976 when the...

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Islam To Make Rare Appearance

9th October 2003

Reclusive star YUSAF ISLAM will make a rare public appearance at a charity peace concert in Malaysia next week (ends17OCT03). The singer - known as CAT STEVENS before he converted to Islam in 1977...

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Cat Stevens Urges American Muslims To Open Schools

2nd September 2003

Former rocker CAT STEVENS is urging American Muslims to start religious schools in their communities. Stevens, who now goes by the name YUSUF ISLAM, got the idea when the prayer leader at his mosque...

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$55,000 Paid For You're So Vain Identity

6th August 2003

Singer-songwriter CARLY SIMON has raised more than $55,000 (GBP34,000) to reveal the subject of her hit song YOU'RE SO VAIN. American TV sports boss DICK EBERSOL paid the sum at a charity auction in...

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Carly Simon To Announce Who's Vain

1st August 2003

Legendary singer CARLY SIMON is set to finally disclose who inspired her hit song YOU'RE SO VAIN - but only to one wealthy fan. The 58-year-old will reveal one of the enduring secrets in...

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Cat Stevens. A Boy Called Steve

8th April 2003

YUSUF ISLAM has been in the news for recording Anti-War protest songs - but he wasn't always such a serious singer. Singer LINDA LEWIS, who had a hit with IT'S IN HIS KISS, has...

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