Cat Stevens

In the early 70s I was serving my time in the Army as a disc jockey in Munich Germany. It sounds like an idyllic situation and it would have been if voluntary. But there were perks.

One of the best parts of my job was interviewing rock stars like Elton John, Frank Zappa, Mick Fleetwood, and my old buddy Giorgio Moroder. One of my favorite interviews was with Steven Georgiou, better known as Cat Stevens.

Armed with my trusty Nagra and microphone, I met Steven at a local coffee shop and we chatted for close to an hour, some of which was captured on tape and turned into an interview which I later mixed in his music. It’s a good memory and an even better listen 45 years later.

You can hear my interview with Cat Stevens on my podcast, Ohms Law. Here’s a link.

I know podcasts are new to many but they’re actually a really cool way to consume media. Just listen to the episodes here, or subscribe to Ohms Law on your Android or IOS phone or tablet. It’s really easy. Once subscribed you can listen when you’re stuck in traffic, or through earbuds on a walk, or at home on your computer. You can even ask Alexa to play Ohms Law.

If you have a moment, subscribe to Ohms Law on iTunes, or Google Play. Then, leave some feedback if you like it so others can enjoy it too. There’s a new episode every day. They’re short, generally around 7 minutes. The interviews are longer, about 30. I’ll try and offer an interview each Saturday.

Paul McGowan

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