The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Tokens were an American doo-wop band and record production company group from Brooklyn, New York City. The group has had four top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, all in the 1960s, their biggest being the chart-topping 1961 hit single, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight“. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” borrowed heavily from the 1939 song “Mbube” by South African singer Solomon Linda. They are also known for having included at first Neil Sedaka, who later pursued a solo career.
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