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Jim Seals and Dash Crofts stayed with the group until it disbanded in 1964. They formed the Dawnbreakers, and re-emerged in the late 1960s/early 1970s as a popular acoustic duo. The Champs had 7 more singles on the charts through 1962, none of which came close to matching the success of "Tequila". See more trivia »

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 2015 New Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Crawl (2015) ... (performer: "Tequila " - uncredited)
 2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2013) ... (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
 2013 Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
 2012 A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise (performer: "Tequila")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (performer: "TEQUILA")
 2010 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Unblairable Lightness of Being (2010) ... (performer: "Midnighter" - 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")
 2005 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Say Something (2005) ... (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
 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")
 1993 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Unpacking (1993) ... (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Fling in Palm Springs (1991) ... (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 (1990) ... (performer: "Tequila" - uncredited)
- All-Americans - November 6, 1962 (1990) ... (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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CD: "The Very Best of the Champs--Tequila" (Columbia)

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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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