Courtesy of Chris & Annie Abrams
Cat Stevens is a remarkable guy. He's
still getting over the shock of being a soaring over night success, and found that show
business is a very time consuming job!
Mind you, he's not one of
those people who just sit around dreaming when he is not working. Oh, No! Like I said he's
a pretty remarkable guy and finds time, not only for songwriting, but for acting and
clothes designing too! And now, as if that isn't enough, he's got his own recording
company and is presently recording an old friend of his (whose name he won't reveal).
" He's a really
fantastic singer, and I'm so glad that I may be able to help him. I used to sing with him
some time ago. He sings and writes - I couldn't help him though, unless I had a lot of
confidence in him. You know there's so much talent around, just waiting to be
Does Cat, or Steve as he
is called by his friends, find much time now for song writing?
" Well after I
recorded 'Gun' I had a really dry patch in songwriting. Then I had so many ideas, and only
a little time to write. I'd like to cut personal appearances to a minimum and devote more
of my time to writing and producing."
Why, if Cat records
other people, doesn't he produce his own records?
" Well I think
when you write and sing a song, someone else has got to work with you on it so that they
can stand back and really take a good look and listen to what you've done. That way you
get the best results."
Cat is still working on a
musical and when I spoke to him, he told me that he hoped to go to Mexico in the near
future to get some inspiration for the songs.
Earlier I mentioned acting,
Cat says he would love to act and I'm sure he'd make a excellent actor. After all, his
dark good looks, he's very photogenic and is sure to come up very well on the big screen!
Mmmm! And on that nice
thought we finished out interview. We could have talked for hours, but he has lots of
recording work to do, and I just ahas to get back to my typewriter to tell you all about