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The Tokens

This Brooklyn doo wop group was originally referred to as the Linc-Tones when it formed in 1955 at Lincoln SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. Hank Medress, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Rabkin, and Cynthia Zolitin didn’t possess much impact within their early days documenting for Melba. They afterwards disbanded, but Medress re-formed the group in 1960 as the Tokens. Brothers Phil and Mitch Margo and Jay Siegel had been now the associates. They documented for Warwick in 1960, after that acquired their one glorious strike in 1962, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” It had been predicated on the Southern African Zulu tune “Wimoweh,” and reached amount seven in the R&B graph while topping the pop studies. The Tokens created their personal label in 1964, B.T. Pup, but weren’t in a position to keep the strikes coming lengthy, although “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” continues to be a standard.

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