Dave Burgess

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Dave Burgess, born in Lancaster, California, was the guitarist for The Champs, who had a #1 US/#5 UK hit with the Mexican-tinged, saxophone-based instrumental Tequila. He has also worked as a session musician and he was a songwriter before he joined The Champs, most notably penning the hit I'm Available for Margie Rayburn in 1957, which reached #9 in the U.S. the same year.

Burgess continued in the music industry after The Champs. In the 80s he managed singer/songwriter Don McLean and is credited with production of several McLean records.

In 2015 he attracted the ire of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences when he auctioned the Grammy he won for Tequila.
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Singles & EPs

7002 Dave Burgess - Don't Put A Dent In My Heart / Judalina album art Dave Burgess Don't Put A Dent In My Heart / Judalina (Single) Okeh 7002 US 1953 Sell This Version
4-7044 Dave Burgess - Gratefully Yours album art Dave Burgess With The Buddy Cole Quartet Dave Burgess With The Buddy Cole Quartet - Gratefully Yours(7", Promo, Styrene) Okeh 4-7044 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-R299-49 Dave Burgess - Don't Forbid Me /Moonlight Gambler/Since I Met You Baby/Gonna Get Along Without You Now  album art Bobby Milano, Dave Burgess, Scatman Crothers, The Wayne Sisters Bobby Milano, Dave Burgess, Scatman Crothers, The Wayne Sisters - Don't Forbid Me /Moonlight Gambler/Since I Met You Baby/Gonna Get Along Without You Now (EP) Tops Records 45-R299-49 US 1956 Sell This Version
R302X45 Dave Burgess - Can I Steal A Little Love album art Neil Hunt / Dave Burgess & The Toppers (4) Neil Hunt / Dave Burgess & The Toppers (4) - Can I Steal A Little Love (EP) Tops Records R302X45 US 1957 Sell This Version
59032 Dave Burgess - Lovey Dovey Baby / I Hang My Head And Cry album art Dave Burgess Lovey Dovey Baby / I Hang My Head And Cry (Single) Challenge 59032 US 1958 Sell This Version
45-1413 Dave Burgess - Who's Gonna Cry / I'm Available album art Dave Burgess Who's Gonna Cry / I'm Available (Single) Sparton 45-1413 UK 1957 Sell This Version
1018 Dave Burgess - Maybelle / Take This Love album art Dave Burgess With The Champs Dave Burgess With The Champs - Maybelle / Take This Love (Single) Challenge 1018 US 1958 Sell This Version
59101 Dave Burgess - Are You Teasing Me / Without You album art Dave Burgess Are You Teasing Me / Without You(7", Promo) Challenge 59101 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-R405-49 Dave Burgess - Why Baby Why album art Neil Hunt, Dave Burgess, Emie Hughes Neil Hunt, Dave Burgess, Emie Hughes - Why Baby Why (EP) Tops Records 45-R405-49 US Unknown Sell This Version
BFB 3002 Dave Burgess - Stupid Cupid album art Francis Deegan, Dave Burgess, Scott Otis, Neil Hunt Francis Deegan, Dave Burgess, Scott Otis, Neil Hunt - Stupid Cupid(7", EP) Bonniers Folkbibliotek BFB 3002 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

302 066447 2 Dave Burgess - The Lost '60s Recordings album art Rick Nelson*, Glen Campbell, Jerry Fuller, Dave Burgess Rick Nelson*, Glen Campbell, Jerry Fuller, Dave Burgess - The Lost '60s Recordings(CD, Comp) Varèse Sarabande, Varèse Vintage, Challenge 302 066447 2 US 2003 Sell This Version