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The Time Cat Stevens Sold “The First Cut is the Deepest” for 30 Quid

PP Arnold singing on stage.
PP Arnold performing on the Dutch TV show, Fenklup, 9 February 1968. Photographers: A Vente, A & F van Geelen. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 nl

It was in 1965 that a 17-year-old Cat Stevens Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou and later known as Yusuf Islam) wrote a song called “The First Cut is the Deepest.”



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Nichola Scurry

Australian human living in Barcelona, writing mostly about popular culture with a twist of quirky. If you like my writing, I like coffee.