The Tokens – Tonight I Fell In Love (original version)

The Tokens – Tonight I Fell In Adore (unique model)

This Brooklyn doo wop group was originally acknowledged as the Linc-Tones when they formed in 1955 at Lincoln High School. Hank Medress, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Rabkin, and Cynthia Zolitin didn’t have much effect in their early days recording for Melba. They later on disbanded, but Medress re-formed the group in 1960 as the Tokens. Brothers Phil and Mitch Margo and Jay Siegel have been now the members. They recorded for Warwick in 1960, then had their a single glorious hit in 1962, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” It was based mostly on the South African Zulu song “Wimoweh,” and reached quantity seven on the R&B chart although topping the pop surveys. The Tokens formed their very own label in 1964, B.T. Puppy, but weren’t capable to hold the hits coming really extended, though “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” remains a common. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide

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