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Cat Stevens: A Bottle A Day Kept Cat Away

Val Mabbs, Record Mirror, 4 July 1970

THERE WAS a time, a time, almost four years ago now, when the young Cat Stevens would rush into a theatre, down a vodka, and don his customary black clothes almost en route to the stage. He was a frail figure that brought out the motherly love instinct in many a female (a thought he'd probably hate), as he stood alone hunched over his acoustic guitar.

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