Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him one of the most recognisable stars in British music of the time.
It is not clear when Bolan became vegetarian, but around 1975 he went downhill:
- from tag.mercurymoon.co.uk : Bolan too became what Altham describes as 'a committed social drinker'. He had always been vegetarian, careful with his diet - 'kosher macroneurotic', as his friend Jeff Dexter puts it. But now he surrendered to his appetites. Visconti remembers opening Bolan's refrigerator to find it was filled with champagne and a huge fried chicken. Bolan put on weight, resembling what one critic described as 'a glittering chipolata'.
- from wikipedia [refers to 1975]: Bolan became increasingly isolated, while high UK tax rates drove him into exile in Monte Carlo and the US. No longer a vegetarian, he grew heavy on a diet of hamburgers and alcohol, and was ridiculed in the music press.
- from eric.stamey.com : Marc Bolan, once an avid vegetarian, poet, and Tolkien buff, drifted into the world of alcoholism, drugs, and egotism. His weight began to balloon up. . .