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Chuck Rio


An interesting small figure in the introduction of West Coastline rock & move along with a pioneer within the entry of Chicanos into rock music, Chuck Rio was the person behind the raunchy sax breaks within the Champs’ number 1 instrumental in 1958, “Tequila.” Given birth to Danny Flores, Rio was a flexible sax player having a honking firmness who produced his 1st record in 1953. Rio bounced around for a couple years and produced some unsuccessful recordings before finding yourself within the Champs. “Tequila,” predicated on a riff by Rio, was originally a throwaway B-side; as would occasionally happen in those times, it became the plug part when it began picking right up radio play. Using its Latin-flavored rhythms, wailing sax breaks, and periodic utterances (by Rio) from the name, it topped the graphs, but Rio didn’t stay static in the group too much time, although he do perform on some “Tequila” soundalikes such as for example “Un Rancho Rock and roll.” Rio continuing to record in the past due ’50s and ’60s, generally sticking to common sax-dominated rock and roll instrumentals having a Latin experience, rather than remotely coming near to the achievement of “Tequila.” In 1963, he teamed up using the Persuaders to create an recording, Surfer’s Headache, which connected his instrumental music using the browse trend without changing it very much except to create guitars even more prominent. A compilation of Rio and Rio-related edges, including solo materials, Champs cuts, as well as the Persuaders record, was released by Ace in 1998.

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Full Name Chuck Rio
Died September 19, 2006, Huntington Beach, California, United States
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Groups The Champs
Music Songs Tequila, The Whip, Worried, Restless And Sad, Antonillo, Don't Go Pretty Baby, Mama Inez, Call Me Baby, El Rancho Rock, Surfer's Nightmare, Midnighter, Surfer Strip, Gremmie Bread, Caught In The Soup, Surfin' Blues, Taking Off On A Wall, Danny Flores - Like A Dream, Surfer's Lullaby, Toes On The Nose, Crazy Street, Danny Flores - Respiracion, Persuasion Aka Let's Go Surfin', Kreshendo Stomp Aka Kahuna Stomp, Danny Flores - My Life, Bruce, Ali Baba, Margarita, Hanging Ten, Bye Bye Baby, Bad Boy, Denise, The Raid, Wildman
Albums Go Champs Go, For The First Time, The Tequila Man
TV Shows MasterChef

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Rules Don't Apply 2016 writer: "Tequila"
New Girl 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Call the Midwife 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "Tequila" - uncredited
Raising Hope 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise 2012 as Chuck Rio, "Tequila"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2012 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Welcome To Dopeland 2011 writer: "Tequila"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Saturday Night Live 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mafia II 2010 Video Game writer: "TEQUILA" - as Chuck Rio
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chega de Saudade 2007 writer: "Tequila"
Crazy Love 2007/I Documentary writer: "Tequila"
Night at the Museum 2006 writer: "Tequila" 1996 - as Chuck Rio
Man of the House 2005/I writer: "Tequila"
Gilmore Girls 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friends 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Small Time Crooks 2000 writer: "Tequila"
The Castle 1997 writer: "Tequila" 1958
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge 1995 TV Movie "TEQUILA"
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sandlot 1993 writer: "Tequila"
The Wonder Years 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strictly Ballroom 1992 writer: "Tequila" - as Cuck Rio
JFK 1991 writer: "Tequila"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Funny About Love 1990 "Tequila"
The Freshman 1990 writer: "TEQUILA"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 writer: "Tequila"
Leningrad Cowboys Go America 1989 writer: "Tequila"
Dear John 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Top Pee-wee 1988 writer: "Tequila"
Aloha Summer 1988 writer: "Tequila"
Overboard 1987 writer: "TEQUILA"
Näkemiin, hyvästi 1986 writer: "Tequila"
Dogs in Space 1986 writer: "Tequila"
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 writer: "Tequila"
Thrashin' 1986 writer: "Tequila" - as Chuck Rio
Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985 writer: "TEQUILA"
The Making of 'Back to the Future' 1985 TV Short documentary writer: "TEQUILA"
Running Brave 1983 lyrics: "Tequila" / music: "Tequila"
Losin' It 1983 "Tequila"
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 writer: "Tequila"
The Wanderers 1979 writer: "Tequila"
Going Steady 1979 writer: "Tequilla"
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1979 writer: "Tequila"
Female Trouble 1974 performer: "Blue Kat" / writer: "Blue Kat" - as Chuck Rio
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pepe 1960 writer: "Tequila"
I magliari 1959 "Tequila"
México nunca duerme 1959 "Tequila"
Skandal um Dodo 1959 music: "Tequila!"
Les tricheurs 1958 as Rio, "Tequila"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1958 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dick Clark Show 1958 TV Series writer - 1 episode



Cal's Corral 1959 TV Series Himself - Musician (1959-1972) (as Danny Flores)

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