Taste bassist Kitteringham dead at 66


Eric Kitteringham, bassist with Rory Gallagher’s groundbreaking band Taste, has died after an illness. He was 66.
He was a member of the Irish rock and blues trio’s first incarnation between 1966 and 1968, along with future guitar icon Rory Gallagher and drummer Norman Damery.
By that time he’d helped cement the band’s reputation as one of most energetic live outfits of all time, a tagline that characterised Gallagher’s career until his death in 1995.
Hot Press reports: “A big presence in the Cork scene during the 1960s, he began with Damery in The Axels before going on to make history with Gallagher over two years, during which they played at home and in many of the Beatles’ old Hamburg haunts.”
The publication described Kitteringham as a “fine musician” and “an absolute gentleman.” He died in Marymount Hospice, Cork City, yesterday after an undisclosed illness. He’s survived by his wife and two daughters, and his brother, George.