CAT STEVENS/YUSUF ISLAM (born Steven Georgiou)
HOWIE EPSTEIN of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
MICHAEL “FITZ” FITZPATRICK of Fitz And The Tantrums
In 1956, Elvis Presley was termed “the most controversial entertainer since Liberace” by Billboard magazine. On the same day, Elvis was booked for three appearances on Ed Sullivan’s widely watched Sunday night variety program — this after Sullivan declared that Elvis and his gyrating hips would never be welcomed back.
In 1979, Genesis’s album Duke went Gold, thanks to songs like “Misunderstanding” and “Turn It On Again.”