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(Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard by Cat Stevens
Album: IzitsoReleased: 1977Charted:
Stevens wrote this for Linda Lewis, who sang on his 1972 album Catch Bull At Four
and accompanied Stevens on his 1974 Bamboozle
tour. Clive Davis of Arista Records signed Lewis on the strength of her performance of this song, which she released on her 1975 album Not A Little Girl Anymore
. Lewis had a UK hit with a cover of "It's In His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)."
This was Stevens' last hit. Later that year, he changed his name to Yusuf Islam and became a Muslim.
This was inspired by the playground at St. Joseph's in London, where Stevens went to school.
Elkie Brooks sang on this with Stevens. She became a very successful singer with a string of UK hits in the '70s and '80s.