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Yusuf/Cat Stevens' 'Peace Train' tour arrives in L.A.

Yusuf/Cat Stevens' 'Peace Train' tour arrives in L.A.

The grousing from some fans claiming that Cat Stevens shouldn’t have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year because his music was too subdued to qualify as “rock” ignored a more relevant point.

In his decade-plus run as a folk-influenced '70s pop star before exiting the music business in 1979 to raise a family and explore his conversion to Islam, the British singer-songwriter consistently examined a key aspect of rock’s fundamental mission: to throw off the shackles of previous generations' attitudes in the personal search for greater truth.

On the final stop of his first tour in 35 years Sunday night, the musician who now performs as Yusuf/Cat Stevens...