Cat Stevens

Tea for the Tillerman peaked at #2 in Australia. In Canada, the album spent over a year on the chart.

Teaser and the Firecat peaked at #1 in Australia.

Catch Bull at Four peaked at #1 in Australia.

Foreigner peaked at #2 in Australia.

Buddah and the Chocolate Box peaked at #2 in Australia.

In 1970, "Lady D'Arbanville" peaked at #16 in Australia.

In 1971, Cat Stevens was ranked as the #4 Top Artist in Australia. His single "Father and Son" peaked at #24 on the chart and was ranked the #13 Top Single of the year. The single "Peace Train" peaked at #2 on the Australian chart.

In 1972, "Morning Has Broken" peaked at #5 on the Australian singles chart.

In 1973 the single "Sittin'" peaked at #28 in Australia.

In 1974 "Oh Very Young" peaked at #17 in Australia.

Cat Stevens first recording session in the U.S. was October 27, 1976 at Sound 80 Studios in Minneapolis, MN.

The album cover art for Back to Earth featured a verse from the Koran. The Malaysian government deemed it "a sign of disrespect for Islam" and directed that the distributor remove the verse from the album cover. About 150 copies of the record had been sold. The distributor withdrew the album from sale and asked the government to help in locating those copies.

Cat Stevens's song "If You Want to Sing Out Sing Out" was in the movie "Harold and Maude."

Tea for the Tillerman was ranked #206 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In 2014, the Australian Recording Industry Association ranked Teaser and the Firecat as its #13 album to stay in the Top 20. It stayed there for 17 weeks.


Footsteps In the Dark Greatest Hits 2 liner notes

Footsteps In the Dark Greatest Hits 2 press release

  1. Go-Set Charts
  2. Cat Stevens LP. Billboard, November 6, 1976.
  3. Cat Offends Malaysians. Christie Leo. Billboard, February 10, 1979.
Recording Years / Label
1970-1978 -  A&M Records
vocals, guitar, keyboards