Peace Train Conductor Derailed By Feds

by | Sep 22, 2004

English citizen Yusuf Islam, a.k.a. Cat Stevens, the legendary 1970s folk singer was taken off a flight from London that was forced to land in Bangor, Maine yesterday. Islam, who was born Stephen Georgiou, took Cat Stevens as a stage name and had a string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, including “Wild World” and “Morning Has Broken.” He abandoned his music career and changed his name in the late 1970s after being persuaded by orthodox Muslim teachers that his lifestyle was forbidden by Islamic law. But last year he released a re-recording of his 1970s hit “Peace Train” to express his opposition to the war in Iraq.

Does this man look dangerous to you?