Rebecca was released as a 7 Vinyl 45 RPM in July 1977 on the Phillips Label. The video for Rebecca features the original Taste members Ken Murdock, Joey Amenta, Michael Tortoni and the world famous drummer Virgil Donati. TASTE had four Top 10 hits: Tickle Your Fancy; Boys Will be Boys; A Little Romance; and Rebecca TASTE toured with Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Status Quo, TMG, Sherbet, Skyhooks, Hush and others. TASTE were the first band to ever appear on Countdown. TASTE often played with AC/DC. Whoever had the highest chart position at the time headlined! Celebrity fans included Brian May and Freddy Mercury (Queen), Elton John, Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple), Angus Young, Bon Scott, (AC/DC) Lars Ulrich (Metallica) Jimmy Barnes (Cold Chisel), Molly Meldrum (Countdown), Brian Canham (Pseudo Echo), Waleed Aly (Robot Child). TASTE toured with 7 Marshall stacks (144 speakers). TASTE began as a backing band for John Farnham called Cloud Nine and changed the name to TASTE after being selected for an ice-cream ad for a newly released product called ‘Fancy’. As Cloud Nine, Ken, Michael and Virgil were resident bands on the ABC’s daily children’s show TARGET. Taste had Two Top 20 albums, Tickle Your Fancy (1976) and Knights of Love (1977). Queen invited Taste to tour the US after touring Australia and blasting TASTE’s ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ before every show of their A Night at the Opera tour.
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