4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
Danny Flores has died.
Danny Flores is to tequila what Francis Scott Key is to America.
In 1958 Flores played saxophone on the Champs hit "Tequila!" He's that guy that shouts "Tequila!" during the instrumental. Seals and Crofts joined the Champs after "Tequila!" They got a chance to perform on the 1960 followup "Too Much Tequila!" Flores died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia in a Huntington Beach, Ca. hospital. He was 77.
It has been raining all day in Chicago. For me, it those are tequila teardrops.
Hey, this is a blog. I can be over the top as much as I want. One of the greatest road trips I ever took was the Tequila Express train from the downtown Guadalajara, Mexico train station out to the blue valleys of Tequila, Mexico. I'm going to crack open a bottle of Cazadores (reposado) and reminisce.....