Having grown up above his parent's cafe in the heart of London's West End, Cat Stevens emerged from the folk club scene to release his debut album, 'Matthew & Son', in 1967. It reached number 7 in the UK Albums Chart, supported by the singles 'I Love My Dog' and 'Matthew & Son' - the latter reaching number 2 in the UK - and elevated him to the status of a teen idol. Simultaneously, Cat's songs were being recorded by other artists such as The Tremoloes who had a hit with 'Here Comes My Baby', also in 1967, which helped to establish his reputation as a truly gifted songwriter
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