Welcome one and welcome all to Cat Stevens' / Yusuf's longest surviving fan site! This site (dedicated to its original designer, a wonderful lady called Christine Chenevey) consists mostly of a variety of very rare information concerning Cat Stevens' early years as, now Yusuf is recording secular music once again, a profusion of articles exist about him which can be readily accessed on the web. If you have any old or rare material I'd love to hear from you so I can share it with others. You can contact me by clicking here. Many links to new articles about Yusuf can be found on our amazing forum!
Join the Majicatters' forum by clicking here
Tell 'em I'm Gone
At the end of October this year (2014) Yusuf/Cat Stevens released a new blues album entitled 'Tell 'em I'm Gone. This is a departure from his 'usual' style inasmuch as it's mainly a collection of blues songs only half of which were self-penned. It's an excellent album with some superb musicians involved and a very welcome return to collaboration with Paul Samwell Smith. Sound quality is excellent! Well worth giving this one a listen!
Also Yusuf has written an autobiographical work entitled 'Why I Still Carry a Guitar' which can, amongst other places be purchased here:
A MAJOR feature of this site is the very special Majicat group of friends who wish to discuss all things Cat/Yusuf related and at the same time joining a unique community and making lifetime friends.Til now the link was rather hidden on this title page and I'm now making it much more obvious as the Majicatters are the life and soul of this site and one of the reasons why I'm continuing to run this site after its creator, Christine, decided to give it up. The other, and main reason is because this site holds a treasure trove of information about this unique musician whose music has meant so much to so many. So please join our group and click the now large and obvious link above!
At long last Cat Stevens is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Long, long overdue! Warmest congratulations from all here at Majicat and all Majicatters on the Forum!
We look forward to Yusuf's/Cat's new album which, hopefully, will be released soon!
Karl Speck from Florida has been diligently searching for 'forgotten' Cat Steven's gigs. He has tracked some down and has also provided newspapper articles which you can read here. Many thanks indeed, Karl!
New Guitar Tab
Jacky Bryant has kiindly sent in a guitar tab for 'Trouble'. You can see that by clicking here. This adds to the many she has already sent and we are indebted to her!
Well it's been over a year now since I took over from Christine. Since then I have been struggling to find ways to redevelop the website but things are proving to be very difficult and complicated. I had hoped to create the new site and copy and paste from this site so that Majicat remains the excellent Cat Stevens resource which it is. However, the way the site has been designed prohibits this without countless hours' work. So I am looking at other ways around the problem from now onwards. Things will change on Majicat but not for a while yet, so please bear with me. News will be posted mainly on the Forum so if you haven't yet joined the happy band of friendly Majicatters, now is your chance to do so. Please click here for a direct link to the boards.
New Guitar Tab
Ori Ben-Dor has kiindly sent in a guitar tab for '100 I Dream'. You can see that by clicking here. He would welcome feedback!
Well, this is my first post as the new owner of Majicat - I know it's taken a while. Firstly, may I say how indebted I am to Christine who created this wonderful site, through which I and many others have made many valuable and lasting friendships. Majicat is due to change shortly with a complete redesign! Its emphasis will change slightly from being a scrapbook towards being a unique archive of everything that we can discover related to Yusuf and his music. We'll need your help to achieve this so please let us know if you manage to find anything for the new site!
We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also revamping the messageboard. Please click here and join the Majicat Forum!!! You'll discover so many useful finds unearthed by watchful members. New members will be warmly welcomed! For example did you know:
There is a new Cat Stevens Collection available from various sites? See here
And a new book? Information here
Enjoy the site!
Many thanks! - Chris
the new year comes a 'New Majicat'
journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step,
so starts a new journey for Majicat.
I am very proud to say that I have been the owner/creator
of Majicat since April, 1999. But, now after 12 almost 13
wonderful years, I feel it is now time to move on. I am
no longer able to give Majicat the love, time or creativity
that I once had. I once considered it like my baby, my creation,
but like all things, there is a time to move on. Majicat
is moving in a new direction with a new owner/creator. He
will be bringing it back to life and taking it to a fresh
new beginning. I feel I have let it down in the past few
years, by neglecting it and letting the message board take
over and it is my time to step down. As with many websites,
when a messageboard is introduced, it seems to take on a
life of it's own and the original website ends up being
over shadowed and depreciated. And, this is true with Majicat.
So, to bring Majicat back to life and by giving it a fresh
air of excitement, it is essential that she aquires a new
owner/creator. Please join me in giving Chris Abrams a big
welcoming hand. He is essential to the future of Majicat
- Cat Stevens Scrapbook. Majicat will live on through Chris's
eyes and reach new heights with fans both old and new.
I truly believe this is what Majicat needs and deserves.
Chris Abrams will make Majicat (MAJICAL) again.
European Tour Has Begun!
The first of a
10 concert tour, started with a bang last night in Sweden.
And by the talk on the message boards and facebook. It was
a huge success. Yusuf was warm and friendly towards the
audience. The songlist was a huge hit with the fans, as
he sang so many of his old hits as well as newer songs,
including his most recent 'My People'. There is excitement
all through the boards, as concert goers and concert on
lookers wait for each of the other gigs. Wishing you a huge
success on this tour, Yusuf. You have made many fans happy,
to the 'Yusuf In Concert' website to see Aminahs (Islam)
Yusuf's photographs from the night in Stockholm and information
of all of European tours information.~~~~ Yusuf
or to check out Yusufs official website.
Two New Fan- Guitar tabs
new guitar tabs have recently been submitted and uploaded
to Majicat. If you are a musician, you may wish to take
a look at them. Give them a try. Tabs were submitted by
fan/majicat member Jacky Bryant aka Robert Glass.
If You Want Sing Out With Yusuf, Sing
have been invited to sing with Yusuf for Freedom.
Yusufs Face Book Page "If
you wish to take part in adding your voice to support people
around the world still dreaming of being unshackled from
harsh authoritarian regimes, you will soon have a chance
to do so.
Yusuf has written a song which is inspired by the world
shaking call to freedom and the removal of oppression from
the peoples of Tunisia and Egypt, the song called My People
will soon be available and you'll be able to send a recording
of your voice to be used on the chorus - God Willing."
learn more please refer to Yusuf Islam webpage..>>>>
Note From Yusuf Islam.Com
Concerning the Herning ,
"We understand that many people who purchased tickets
for Herning are very upset about the decision to change
the venue from Herning to Stockholm. Unfortunately circumstances
arise sometimes where no other decision is a possibility
and this is one of those times. The rest of the tour will
not be affected at all and all tour dates are now 100% confirmed,
again for the inconvenience caused to many of you. The Promoters
have confirmed to us that people who bought tickets for
Herning are eligible to transfer there ticket to Stockholm
or ask for a full refund. Some have asked why it wasn't
possible to add another date, unfortunately this also was
not a possibility we looked at all options available and
this was the best one. " >>> Yusufislam.com
Live in Concert Tour will begin in Sweden:
The Denmark concert
has been switched to Sweden.
to overwhelming public demand the 'Yusuf in Concert' tour
will now begin in Stockholm on 7th May. Fans who purchased
tickets for Herning will be given a full refund or an option
to transfer to Stockholm.
Sweden is particularly dear to Yusuf with it being his Motherland
. He went to school there when he was eight and it was his
uncle, Hugo, who first inspired him to take up art as a
career. Now finally on 7th of May, for the first time in
33 years, the Scandinavian audience will have there chance
to welcome him home again and reconnect with the musical
journey of Yusuf.
Register members of the Redroom on yusufislam.com
will be sent an email shortly with details of special presale
tickets for the Stockholm Concert which will go on general
sale on Feb 14th.
Live in Concert European Tour:
Information for all the European dates.
Herning, Denmark (Jyske Bank
Boxen) replaced with
Hamburg, Germany (O2 World)
Oberhausen, Germany (Ko Pi Arena)
Berlin, Germany (O2 World)
Munich, Germany (Olympiahalle)
Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)
Paris, France (Bercy)
Mannheim, Germany (SAP Arena)
Vienna, Austria (Stadthalle)
Brussels, Belgium (Forest National)
Concert in Morrocco
May 23rd Yusuf will be performing a
free concert in Morrocco. To read up on this free concert
and how to attend.
Please click here. >>>> The
Stars on Canvas -
online exhibition & Auction:
Stevens/Yusuf Islam has contributed a signed canvas to the
Willow Foundation's Stars on Canvas online auction. The
canvas will join 300 others by stars of stage, screen, art,
music and fashion in an eBay auction to be held from Friday
26th November to Sunday 5th December 2010. All information
can be found on www.willowfoundation.org.uk/starsoncanvas.
All the canvases would make unique and unusual Christmas
presents. Stars on Canvas will also be holding a public
exhibition in London at the Catto Gallery, Hampstead, NW3
from 2nd-5th December where all the canvases can be viewed.
Well known faces from the worlds of sport, art, design,
fashion, music and entertainment have drawn on their artistic
skills in aid of the charity. The result is a fun, colourful
and enlightening exhibition at the Catto Gallery, Hampstead,
which will be open to the public from 2 to 5 December 2010.
More than 200 canvases will be sold online through an eBay
auction, starting on 26 November, with bidding closing on
5 December 2010. You can view Yusufs/Cat Stevens' canvas
on the website link below, in music section page 2.
www.willowfoundation.org.uk/starsoncanvas to view the canvases
and bid on some unique and unusual Christmas presents! The
Willow Foundation is the only UK charity that offers quality
of life and quality of time to 16 to 40 year olds with life-threatening
conditions, by providing special days. The charity was founded
by Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs, as a lasting memorial
to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31.
Telephone: 01707 259777
Funds raised from Stars on Canvas 2010 will go to the Willow
Foundation (registered charity no. 1106746)
on Canvas online auction:
Opens 26 November 2010
Closes 5 December 2010
Stars on Canvas public exhibition:
2 - 5 December
Catto Gallery, 100 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3 1DP
Exhibition opening times:
Thu 2 Dec: 3pm - 6pm •
Fri 3 & Sat 4 Dec: 10am - 6pm •
Sun 5 Dec: 12.30pm - 6pm
to Restore Sanity and/or Fear:
Jon Stewart/Stephen Cobert
was asked by Jon Stewart, to be a musical guest at his and
Stephen Coberts rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, Saturday,
October 30, 2010, at the nations capital in Washington DC.
It was rumored that he may attend. But no one knew for sure
if he really would attend until Jon Stewart announced Yusufs'
name up on stage. Yusuf arrived on stage with his black
J200 guitar, a big smile and raising his hands to salute
the magnitudes of people with the peace sign, before singing
his anthem 'Peace Train'.
Yusuf performing in front of
the U.S. Capital building
other photographs from the rally >>>>>>
Blue Moon Concert is underway:
And so is the Teaser St News:
and his band of merry Roadsters are currently down under
singing their way through Australia and New Zealand. With
two concerts 'Perth' and 'Adelaide' under their belt, both
receiving rave reviews. Tomorrow, Wed, June16th, they will
be in Melbourne for a 2 day gig. I hope you are among the
lucky fans able to enjoy the concert. There is a new web
page you should check out. Whether you are able to attend
the concert tour or are across the equator just waiting
for word on the concerts. This new web page is called 'Teaser
St. News'. It's a blog placed together so fans can follow
Yusuf and the Roadsters, as they journey to Australia and
New Zealand. Alun Davies is one of the bloggers along with
Alan Branch (sound man). So, be sure to read all the blogs
and comment on the entries, to inspire them to write even
more. Thanks for the heads up on this Majid. >>>>>>>>
St . News
Blue Moon Concert Tour:
Information for Australia / New Zealand:
With the exciting news that Yusuf will be touring Australia
and New Zealand later this year, we’re pleased to
bring you details on how you can find tickets. The trip
“Down Under” will be Yusuf’s first in
36 years, and he will be playing in New Zealand for the
very first time. Don’t miss out on your chance to
see Yusuf in Concert!
Islam Official Website
Thursday 10 June
www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100
Sunday 13 June
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
www.ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849
Wednesday 16 & Friday 18 June
Rod Laver Arena
www.ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849
Monday 21 & Wednesday 23 June
Sydney Entertainment Centre
www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100
Saturday 26 June
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
www.ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849
Tuesday 29 June
www.ticketmaster.co.nz or phone (09) 970 9700
Friday 2 July
www.ticketek.co.nz or phone 0800 TICKET (842 538)
Casts Moonshadow Across Birmingham:
Yusuf makes changes to concert
Yusuf plays the National Indoor Academy in Birmingham, and
there have been some changes to the running order of the
show. The first 25 minutes will see Yusuf introducing a
showcase of ‘Moonshadow, his much-anticipated new
the break, Yusuf and his band will return for a full, uninterrupted
set of timeless classics and critically acclaimed new material.
had this to say about the changes:
“We’ve learnt a few lessons from the show in
Dublin and we’re confident that this time around,
fans will be better aware of what they’ll be coming
to see.” We hope you all enjoy the show.
Islam Official Website
Birmingham Concert Tonight:
ready. Yusufs' second concert in a series of four, of his
'I'll Take My Time' tour, will be presented tonight at the
Birmingham NIA. For the many fans attending this once in
a 3 decade experience, get there early and enjoy the concert.
November 18, 2009
Yusuf on BBC Asian
November 19th at 11:30am, Yusuf will be joining Nikki Bedi
live on the BBC Asian Network for a chat about his music,
his life and his current tour.
forget to tune in; you can listen live online at the BBC
website. Plus, if you miss the show, be sure to visit
Nikki Bedi's website where you can
'Listen Again' to the whole program on the BBC's
courtesy of http://yusufislam.com
The first concert in a series of concert
dates, didn't go out with out a few clinches, but over all
it was a huge success. Yusuf sang 22 song; 14
classics, 7 from his two new CD's and one previously unheard
of song, 'The Glass House'. And introduced a preview to
his upcoming musical, Moonshadow.
There were some disgruntled attendees
because they wanted nothing but a cat Stevens top 40's reprisal.
But for the 95% of the fans who stayed and enjoyed the concert;
they were treated to an unbelievable show with a gracious
host. Two encores which concluded with a Father and Son
duel with Ronan Keating.
Youtube is featuring many videos from
the night. To enjoy them, go here:
Video's from the Concert.
Dublin 'the O2' concert is tonight:
starts the first, in a series of concerts for Yusuf, as
he begins his 'I'll take my time' tour 2009. This has been
a long time in the making, hundreds if not thousands of
fans anxiously wait tonight's concert. Fans are coming from
the USA, Germany, Croatia, Belgium, as well as Ireland and
England. Fans who have long awaited for a concert tour like
this. May Yusuf have a terrific time up on stage singing
to his hearts content. I am sure each fan has a wish for
a particular song. And hopefully he will song most of them.
My big wish is that these concerts will give Yusuf the incentive
to take this show to other countries, where even more fans
eagerly are waiting for a word of a possible world tour.
Who knows, with Yusuf, anything could be possible. Until
then, to the many lucky fans who are able to attend any
of the 4 city concerts, ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY! And don't forget
to let us know what a terrific concert it was. It should
prove to be a very memorable evening for all.
Photo: Yusuf during a rehearsal
before taking the show on the road.
“Guess I’ll Take My Time Tour” 2009:
all remember the Bamboozle(74) & Majikat(976) tours
from yesteryear. Well 2009 and is the year of the 'Guess
I'll Take My Time' tour. One that shouldn't be missed if
you are lucky enough to be able to get to Great Britain.
- This will definitely not be a tour in the usual sense
and is set to incorporate Yusuf’s timeless hits such
as Wild World, Father & Son and The First Cut Is The
Deepest, alongside music from his highly acclaimed new albums,
An Other Cup and Roadsinger. To make it even more of a spectacle
for fans, Yusuf will also weave his latest creative voyage,
his first musical, Moonshadow, into the shows.
The full dates are:
15 – Dublin The O2
November 23 – Birmingham NIA
December 5 – Liverpool Echo Arena
December 8 – London Royal Albert Hall
you are member of the Redroom you can get advance tickets
Red Room <<<<. If you are not a member,
you can sign up at the Redroom.
go up for sale to the public, Monday September 21st. and
will be available at www.aeglive.co.uk
or on 08444 775 775
Kristian aka 'workahollis' has submitted three
new guitar tabs for everyone to try out. They are all from
Yusufs' recent CD Roadsinger. You can also see Kristian
on You Tube playing and singing his tabs.
Kinds of Roses
Yusuf has started
to write blogs on his official web site for all registered
members of the Red Room. His first blog has been uploaded
and if you are member of the red room, be sure to check
it out. And perhaps wish Yusuf a Happy Birthday while you
are there. To read the blog enter the Red Room of Yusufs'
2007 Majicat Web site uploaded:
am placing this old version of Majicat.com up, it is a back
up from prior to the date of the malware problems. This is
quite old, from 2007 in fact. I uploaded this version to the
current host, with hopes that it is clean of any malware problems.
It seems to be from my end anyway. Please let me know if you
happen to notice anything. Unfortunately, it is not current
with all the latest information that had been posted on the
older more recent version, so I will eventually add the newer
items to it. But
at least for now, I will be able to update you with all of
the current and exciting happenings as they occur. ~~~~