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  1. Is there a Harold and Maude Soundtrack?
  2. How can I reach Bud Cort?
  3. Where was Harold and Maude filmed?
  4. Whatever happened to the jaguar?
  5. How can I buy a poster of the movie?
  6. Where can I get "The Life Of The Last Prophet?"
  7. Did Yusuf Islam call for the death of Salman Rushdie?

  • Misc. Questions And Answers
    1. Did Cat Stevens sing/write "Cats In The Cradle?"
    2. How can I write/contact Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam)
    3. Where can I get the book, "The Boy Who Looked At The Moon?"
    4. Where can I get the book, "The Definitive Career Biography?"
    5. Where can I get the bootlegs listed on catstevens.com?
    6. Is there a Cat Stevens Mailing List?










  • WHAT IS CAT STEVENS' REAL NAME?

    Cat Stevens' real name is Stephen Demitri Georgiou. He later changed it to Yusuf Islam. People close to him during his career always referred to him as Steve, not Cat.

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    WHERE AND WHEN WAS CAT STEVENS BORN?

    A: Cat Stevens (Stephen Demitri Georgiou) was born July 21st, 1948 in London.

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    IS THEIR A SOUNDTRACK FOR THE FILM "HAROLD AND MAUDE?"

    Yes and No. A soundtrack was released only in Japan but did not include the two original songs from the film. Apparently they wanted to both boost sales of Cat's actual albums and also encourage fans to go see the movie to hear the new songs. Thankfully all of the songs from the film are now available on various albums. They are "Mona Bone Jakon," "Tea For The Tillerman," and "Footsteps In The Dark." Click here for details.

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    WHAT IS THE SONG "LONGER BOATS" ABOUT?

    Cat has said in interviews and during live performances that the song is about "flying saucers." He later added a verse which more clearly shows this.

    Lift your mind up and look around
    You may see them, yes they're looking down
    From a lonely asteroid, in a vacant void
    Dying, but not destroyed

    A Real Audio excerpt of the above verse is available here.

    UFO's were not an uncommon theme for Stevens, he made references to them in at least two other songs, "It's a super (dupa) life", and "Freezing Steel."

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    HAS ALUN DAVIES (CAT'S GUITARIST) RECORDED ANY ALBUMS?

    Alun has recorded at least one solo album, "Daydo" and one album with the band "Sweet Thursday." On "Daydo" Stevens is credited on keyboards and as a co-producer with Paul Samwell-Smith. Many of Cat's regular band play on this record as well, including Gerry Conway and Jean Roussel. Complete album information is available for both Daydo and Sweet Thursday.

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    WHY DID CAT STEVENS LEAVE MUSIC?

    Not really, but you can come close. A soundtrack was released in Japan but did not include the two original songs from the film. Apparently they wanted to both boost sales of Cat Steven's albums and also encourage fans to go see the movie to hear the new songs. However, all of the songs from the film are now available on various albums. They are "Mona Bone Jakon," "Tea For The Tillerman," and "Footsteps In The Dark." Click here for details.

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    How can I reach Bud Cort?

    Bud isn't reachable directly, but he is reachable by writing to him c/o his agency, __________, at ____________. He lives in Southern California, and no, I don't have the address or phone number!

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    Where was Harold and Maude filmed?

    The entire movie was filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area (principally on the peninsula, with some shots in San Francisco itself. Lots of the spots where the movie was made are still recognizeable. Click here for detailed info.

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    Whatever happened to the jaguar?

    Well, funny you should ask. There is no topic too narrow or small not to have its own Web site! Amy, the hearse queen, has a Web site dedicated to the Harold and Maude jag/hearse, which you can find here. The hearse was bought by a Palo Alto man who wishes to remain anonymous.

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    HAS HE/WILL HE MAKE ANY NEW MUSIC?

    Yusuf has recorded some Islamic children's music which has been distributed through Muslim channels, more information on this is available here. In 1995 he did release an official new album "The Life Of The Last Prophet." Prophet is a spoken word recording on the life of the prophet Muhammad. Included is a disc with three songs, one of which has Yusuf on vocals. More information and sound samples are available here.

    Even more recently Yusuf has completed production of an album to aid Bosnian Muslims entitled "I Have No Cannons That Roar." Complete information on this album and his limited concert tour are available here.

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    WHERE CAN I GET "THE LIFE OF THE LAST PROPHET?"

    CD Now

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    DID YUSUF ISLAM CALL FOR THE DEATH OF SALMAN RUSHDIE?

    In a nutshell ... No, but he did feel the book was blasphemous... A complete explanation on what happened and Yusuf Islam's statement on the matter is available here.

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    DID CAT STEVENS SING/WRITE "CAT'S IN THE CRADLE?"

    No. "Cat's In The Cradle" was written and recorded by Harry Chapin.
    This is a VERY common misconception.

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    HOW CAN I CONTACT/WRITE CAT STEVENS (YUSUF ISLAM)?

    Yusuf has no email address that I am aware of, however he is chairman of the UKIEW which has a web site at http://www.ukiew.org/. Yusuf also has a company entitled "Mountain of Light" and on the video release for "The Making Of The Life Of The Last Prophet" they include the following address:

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    WHERE CAN I GET THE BOOK, "THE BOY WHO LOOKED AT THE MOON?"

    I found this book at a Tower Records store in Southern California. I have never seen it since. Many people have searched for the book, some have found copies. I have yet to find a reliable source however.

    It was published in Britain and is now out of print, but you might have some luck trying to import it. The book was printed as a limited edition so if you ever find one pick it up. Copies are rare. More information, including publisher name and ISBN is available here.

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    WHERE CAN I GET THE BOOK, "THE DEFINITIVE CAREER BIOGRAPHY?"

    Unfortunately it is now out of print, your only hope is to search used bookstores.

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    WHERE CAN I GET THE BOOTLEGS LISTED ON CATSTEVENS.COM?

    Tunnel Records has a few Cat Bootlegs, however the majority are no longer being made. I get requests ALL the time to make copies, and I simply cannot handle the load, so please don't ask me. I am interested in trades however, including other Cat bootlegs that I don't have, or materials for the site (rare pictures, souvenirs, etc.)

    Video bootlegs are also available from the following sources:

    Joseph Russo
    PO Box 2422
    North Babylon, NY 11703-0422.

    Dave Jones
    PO Box 9364
    Wyoming, MI 49509

    These two were found from ads in Goldmine magazine and their lists and prices are subject to change. I suggest sending one dollar (US) and requesting a catalog. I'd specify Cat Stevens too. I have purchased videos from both of these sources and have had good luck, but I make no guarantees or warrantees. Buy at your own risk.

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    IS THERE A CAT STEVENS MAILING LIST?

    Yes, for complete details and to subscribe look here.

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