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Joe Jackson (1954 - )

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, described as a unique and critically acclaimed recording artist, whose five Grammy nominations span 1979 to 2001. He is probably best-known for the 1979 hit song "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets extensive FM radio airplay; for his 1982 hit, "Steppin' Out"; and for his 1984 hit, "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)".

In his autobiography ' A Cure for Gravity', 1999, Joe says he is not vegetarian because he eats fish and prefers not to be labelled.

However the manager of this website played in a band with Joe in 1971 (then Dave Jackson age 17) - he was not vegetarian then - and again at the Southsea Playboy Club in 1976. We ate together in the Casino restaurant most nights for two months and he was certainly vegetarian by then. Presumably he reverted to fish-eating as it can't have been easy finding veggie food on tour in the late 1970s.

Either way it's good to find someone who knows that vegetarians don't eat fish....

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