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"What's Going On" is a 1970 song by the blues rock band Taste written by frontman Rory Gallagher. The song was a major hit for Taste.

Taken from the 1968 sessions for Taste's second album "On the Boards", it was released as a single without Gallagher's knowledge. It went straight to No.1 in Germany (where the band's previous single "Born On The Wrong Side Of Time" had already been a hit) before Gallagher knew anything about it. By the time Gallagher had complained to record company Polydor, the single had also entered the UK Top 10 and was unstoppable. Gallagher, who wanted to build the trio's image around serious blues music, not rock, was not happy with the record company. After this single, Taste performed at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival but Gallagher quit Polydor on the last day of the year and left Taste to work on solo projects.

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