DANNY FLORES, the musician who shouted "TEQUILA" in the 1950s hit song of the same name, has died. He was 77. Flores, who played saxophone and repeatedly delivered the single-word lyric, died on Tuesday (19SEPT06) at a Huntington Beach, California hospital from complications from pneumonia. In 1957, Flores was in a group that recorded some work with singer DAVE BURGESS and one of the songs was based on a nameless riff Flores had written. Flores played the "dirty" saxophone part and gave the line for the song that the next year appeared as the B-side of a single credited to THE CHAMPS. Tequila went to the top of the Billboard chart and won a Grammy award in 1959. Flores continued to play it for the next 40 years.