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Folk singer Cat Stevens wrote the song "The First Cut is the Deepest" in the '60s. Since then it has become a hit for four different artists.
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Despite his once-negative relationship with the press, the musician's work remains popular on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2007, Stevens was awarded the Mediterranean Prize for Peace, the ECHO award, and an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter all in recognition for his efforts to increase understanding between Islamic and Western cultures. A year later, he was nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Stevens remains married to Ali,
with whom he has five children. The family resides in London.
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