|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||blues rock blues classic rock rock irish|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
A popular blues rock attraction, Taste was formed in Cork, Eire in 1966 when Eric Kitteringham (bass) and Norman Damery (drums) joined Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Eire, d. 14 June 1995, London, England), erstwhile guitarist with the Impact Showband. The new group became a leading attraction in Ireland and in Germany, but in 1968 Gallagher replaced the original rhythm section with Charlie McCracken (b. Richard McCracken; bass) and John Wilson (ex-Them) on drums. The new line-up then became a part of Londons burgeoning blues and progressive circuit. Their debut, Taste, was one of the eras most popular releases, and featured several in-concert favourites, including Same Old Story and Sugar Mama. On The Boards was another commercial success, and the band seemed poised to inherit the power trio mantle vacated by Cream. However, the unit broke up in October 1970 following a rancorous split between Gallagher...