Yusuf aka Cat Stevens wows fans in Sydney

He's the iconic British songwriter who famously left the music industry in the late '70s after he converted to Islam.

And Yusuf, aka Cat Stevens appeared in fine voice when he performed in Sydney on  Monday as part of the 50th anniversary of his iconic hit Peace Train.

The 69-year-old  appeared to be having the time of his life during his first Sydney show in seven years.

Icon: Yusuf, aka Cat Stevens appeared in fine voice when he performed in Sydney on Monday as part of the 50th anniversary of his iconic hit Peace Train

Icon: Yusuf, aka Cat Stevens appeared in fine voice when he performed in Sydney on Monday as part of the 50th anniversary of his iconic hit Peace Train

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee cut a casual figure as he stepped onto the Qudos Bank Arena stage.

The singer was a vision in tan, wearing a simple jumper and similarly coloured vest, matching with a pair of chinos.

He finished his stage ensemble with a pair of tinted sunglasses while he also sported a shock of snowy-white facial hair.

Welcome back: The 69-year-old appeared to be having the time of his life during his first Sydney show in seven years.

Welcome back: The 69-year-old appeared to be having the time of his life during his first Sydney show in seven years.

The passion was evident on Yusuf's face as he took fans through his extensive back catalogue, closing his eyes tight as be belted out lyrics and strummed earnestly on his guitar. 

The singer's popularity in Australia certainly hasn't waned, with a throng of adoring fans clambering to get inside the venue to see the folk icon in person. 

After enjoying a string of hits, including Peace Train, Moonshadow, and Morning Has Broken, Cat famously

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