Taste was an Irish rock band formed in 1966 in Cork, Ireland, best known for its founding member guitarist Rory Gallagher. This group opened Cream's farewell concert, sharing the poster with the Yes band on November 26, 1968.
Taste is a trio composed initially of Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals, Eric Kitteringham on bass, and Norman Damery on drums. At the beginning of his career, Taste toured Hamburg and Ireland before becoming regular at a Belfast club in Northern Ireland.
In 1968, Taste begins to occur in the UK when the band breaks out. Gallagher then hires bassist Richard McCracken and drummer John Wilson. The new Taste settles in London where the trio signs at Polydor. Taste then turns in the United States and Canada with the supergroup Blind Faith. In 1969 Taste recorded his two albums in the studio: Taste then On The Boards. On the latter, Gallagher plays saxophone on several titles.
On August 28, 1970, Taste took part in the Isle of Wight festival, accompanied by famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix and the Who. Their performance is very well received and worth five reminders. Later that year, Taste toured Europe again before producing their last "show" at New Year's Eve in Belfast. In 1970 Taste broke up leaving Rory Gallagher to pursue a solo career.