People: Apr. 28, 1986

He was one of the brightest pop stars of the 1970s. Then one day Cat Stevens announced that he was giving up singing to become a Muslim. Now, nine years later, the singer of such hits as Moonshadow and Peace Train has just finished an eleven-day visit to Turkey from his home in London. "My records sold all over Europe, but I was not a man of show business," Stevens, now Yusuf Islam, told Turkish reporters. "I was feeling lost. But once I read the Koran I took refuge in the guidance of Allah. This took the place of secular things....

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