Song of the Day: Cat Stevens – “Wild World”

Happy birthday to Yusuf Islam, a.k.a. Cat Stevens, who turns 68 years old today. Born Steven Demetre Georgiou, Stevens converted to Islam in 1977 after a near-death incident in 1976 spurred him on a journey of spiritual discovery. This 1970 classic was one of multiple songs written about his then-girlfriend Patti D’Arbanville and has been covered at least 20-plus times, including versions by Bette Midler, Jimmy Cliff, Garth Brooks, and, of course, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.

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