This is the real Cat Stevens. He won’t be in Lismore next Thursday. But Paul Dillon and his band will, and they’ll tell Cat’s story and sing his fabulous songs. Just like he was there.
This is the real Cat Stevens. He won’t be in Lismore next Thursday. But Paul Dillon and his band will, and they’ll tell Cat’s story and sing his fabulous songs. Just like he was there.

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Cat Stevens was huge in the 70s. Everybody had copies of his albums and every party had his songs playing loud from the stereogram. (Ah, the 70s – bad hair; good songs.)

Then, at the height of his commercial success Cat gave it all away. He hung up his microphone and flares, and turned to religion to find his way in life. Islam gave him what popular success couldn’t. (I don’t know what it was.)

But Cat’s music lives on and you can enjoy 22 of his greatest songs (Peace Train, Where Do The Children Play?, Morning Has Broken, Moonshadow) when Wild World – The Cat Stevens Story rolls into the Lismore Workers Club next Thursday, February 25.

London-born Paul Dillon has had a lifelong love affair with the music and poetic lyrics of Cat Stevens. He has played in many of the same venues in London’s West End in which Cat began his extraordinary success story.

Paul, accompanied by his band The Tillermen, will present Wild World – The Cat Stevens Story.

Paul’s resemblance to Cat Stevens, both physically and vocally, is uncanny, and the stories he tells of Cat’s progression from a teenager to his current lifestyle shed light on the man who sang those songs of love and peace.

Tickets are $28 from the club and the show starts at 8pm. (Phone 6621 7401.)


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