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"Tequila" was planned as the B-side to "Train to Nowhere". Radio deejays preferred "Tequila", and the Champs' version battled for chart position with a cover version by Eddie Platt. Platt's record topped out at #20 on the US charts, while The Champs' record went all the way to #1. See more trivia »
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 2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2013) ... (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
 2009 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- High Adventure 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Tequila")
 2006 Night at the Museum (performer: "Tequila" (1996))
 2005 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Round Four (2005) ... ("Tequila")
 2000 Small Time Crooks (performer: "Tequila")
 1997 The Castle (performer: "Tequila" (1958))
 1996 Box of Moon Light (performer: "Too Much Tequila")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Capital of Baseball (1994) ... (performer: "Tequila")
 1994 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Not So Easy Riders (1994) ... (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
 1993 The Sandlot (performer: "Tequila")
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Fling in Palm Springs (1991) ... (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
 1988 Hairspray (performer: "Train to Nowhere")
 1987 Overboard (performer: "TEQUILA")
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Better Living Through Chemistry (1986) ... (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married (performer: "Tequila")
 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure (performer: "TEQUILA")
 1983 Losin' It (performer: "Tequila")
 1980 Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (performer: "Tequila")
 1979 The Wanderers (performer: "Tequila")
 1979 Going Steady (performer: "Tequilla")
 1958 Youthful Sinners ("Tequila")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "The Very Best of the Champs--Tequila" (Columbia)

Did You Know?


The Champs were formed in Los Angeles in December 1957. The five original members were Dave Burgess (rhythm guitar), Danny Flores (sax, piano), Cliff Hills (bass), Buddy Bruce (lead guitar), and Gene Alden (drums). Later members included Dale Norris, Joe Burnas, Jim Seals, Dash Crofts, Glenn Campbell, Dean Beard. They were brought together to provide backup for the Kuf-Linx vocal group. See more »

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