Stephen Georgiou. An early signing to Deram, Decca's "underground" rock label; quick UK hits as singer/songwriter, like "First Cut is the Deepest", a 1967 hit (1970, for Rod Stewart) for ex-Ikette P.P. Arnold,
leading to the founding of The Nice. Wrote music for the film Harold and Maude. Became huge worldwide, with hits like "Morning Has Broken", "Moonshadow", "The Hurt", Foreigner. Balked at the adulation (and the tax laws), and withdrew, resurfacing in 1979 as Yusuf Islam.