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The Beatles (1960-70)
Plastic Ono Band (1969-75); Wings (1971-81); Traveling Wilburys (1988-90)

All four Beatles were vegetarian at various times, and the surviving two still are, see the individual pages for further details:

  • John Lennon (Beatles, Plastic Ono Band - page includes Yoko Ono) - vegetarian on and off from 1967

  • Paul McCartney - (Beatles, Wings) veg around 1968 then consistently from the late 70s

  • George Harrison - (Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, Traveling Wilburys) veg from 1966 for life

  • Ringo Starr - (Beatles, Plastic Ono Band) veg on and off in the early days, now sticking with it

see also:

  • Linda McCartney - (Wings) veg from the late 70s with Paul
  • Ornette Coleman (Plastic Ono Band, one track) veg from 1949!
  • Bob Dylan (Traveling Wilburys) - reported to be vegetarian at some point, but unconfirmed

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