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The great Cat Stevens wrote this classic 1967 ballad, in fact; P.P. Arnold a top R&B performer R&B singer made it a top twenty hit in the U.K. the very same year.

Rod Stewart would do the same ten years later with his version.

Rod went to number one on the British charts with the classic as well.

Rod's version is on the 1976 album 'A Night on the Town.'

Rod Stewart sings his version "The First Cut is the Deepest":