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Bob Dylan is has been rumored to be a vegetarian songwriter and musician

Bob Dylan became his music early in the 1960s in the United States. He is best known for his folk songs and guitar playing. Bob Dylan is an advocate of peace. He has recorded dozens of albums, and his songs are often about peace and war and the common working man. A very popular Dylan song is Times A' Changing.


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What is the source? I am a long time Dylan "freak" and have not read any evidence that he is a vegetarian. I did read an article that mentioned that he was eating chicken during the meeting. (That particular author was curious as to whether Dylan kept kosher; he decided he didn't.)

Here's an article about Bob Dylan's mother from a newspaper in Duluth, MN. She mentions that "he does like chicken every way." Bob is listed on many vegetarian sites as one of us but I have yet to see a quoted source or an anecdote to support this claim.

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He was, like many a vegetarian in the sixties, but stopped practicing in the mid-70's. That's where all the confusion comes from. He was for a while but now is not as far as I know.

On tour in 1980/81 he reported had a cook and carried wholefood suppies (dried beans etc..) Bob Dylan was certainly not vegetarian in the mid 1980s. On the set of the film Hearts of Fire he was observed eating an English breakfast of sausages, bacon etc. He also drank Tequila. An interviewer mentioned this. His tipple on stage recently is herbal tea!

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