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December 08, 2011

The Champs - Tequila (1958)

When Dave Burgess (known professionally as Dave Dupree) needed a B-side for his single “Train to Nowhere,” the executives at Gene Autry’s Challenge Records made him put together a band for the purpose of filling the empty side. This band was the result.

The band recorded this song, written and sung by their saxophonist Danny Flores. It quickly reached the number one spot in three weeks and vastly outshone its A-side counterpart. But because it was the group’s only success, it labeled them as a one-hit wonder.

The Champs - Tequila

The Champs - Tequila (1958)

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