In 1969 Taste released their first two studio recordings, the self-titled 'Taste' first with 'On the Boards' soon following, the latter showing Rory and the band's jazz influences with Gallagher playing saxophone on numerous tracks. In November 1968 the band opened for Cream at Cream's farewell concerts in London. Taste then began touring the United States and Canada opening for Eric Clapton and Ginger Bakers new band Blind Faith. Perhaps their most notable performance came in 1970 as part of the Isle of Wight Festival, joining such notable musicians as Jimi Hendrix and The Who. They were well-received by those in attendance, ultimately being called back for five encores.
Later the same year Taste would once more tour Europe before performing their last show on New Year's Eve in Belfast. In 1970] Taste split leaving front man Rory Gallagher to pursue his solo career. Gallagher received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in London, England aged 47. In the August 2006 issue of Blues in Britain it was revealed that John Wilson had made Taste active once again. John has been at the fore front of the Irish Blues and R&B scene ever since his days in Them with Van Morrison,and of course in Taste with Rory Gallagher.
Along with with Richard McCracken on bass and Belfast guitarist and singer Sam Davidson,who worked with John in the Belfast Blues Band. They are still performing at Blues and R&B festivals around the world with both Richard McCracken (when his other commitments allow), and Albert Mills on bass. Taste have since signed to label Bad Reputation and released the album 'Wall to Wall'. Official Site: http://www.taste.uk.com 2) Taste is the name of an Australian classic-style rock band based in Melbourne. http://www.taste.us.com 3) Taste is the name of a British Christian Rock outfit. 4) taste is the name of an independent Japanese musician that specializes in orchestral arrangements of Anime songs and Touhou music. 5) Taste is a Swedish AOR band, grounded by Christopher Borg and Felix Borg. They released their self-titled album in 2012. Taste's music is heavily inspired by mid 1980's AOR and melodic hard rock bands. 6) Taste is the name of a Japanese death metal band. 7) Circle: Melodic Taste Website: http://taste-f.sakura.ne.jp/Melodic/ Read more on Last.fm.
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