The Tokens

The Tokens

The Tokens

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)
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Tonight I Fell in Love
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Lion Sleeps Tonight
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Earth Angel (You Will Be Mine)
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Tonight, Tonight

Albums

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    Apr 2017 • 1 song

  • The Lions Sleeps Tonight

    Dec 2014 • 2 songs

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    Jun 2014 • 3 songs

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The Tokens

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This Brooklyn doo wop group was originally known as the Linc-Tones when it formed in 1955 at Lincoln High School. Hank Medress, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Rabkin, and Cynthia Zolitin didn't have much impact in their early days recording for Melba. They later disbanded, but Medress re-formed the group in 1960 as the Tokens. Brothers Phil and Mitch Margo and Jay Siegel were now the members. They recorded for Warwick in 1960, then had their one glorious hit in 1962, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." It was based on the South African Zulu song "Wimoweh," and reached number seven on the R&B chart...
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