Die von den Tokens erstmals interpretierte Version wurde im Laufe der Jahre über 150-mal von anderen Gruppen aufgenommen. Bis 1970 folgten noch mehrere kleinere Hits in den US-Charts. Dann trennte sich Henry Medress von den anderen drei, die zusammen unter dem Namen Cross Country weitermachten. 1973 konnten sie noch einmal mit dem Klassiker In The Midnight Hour von Wilson Pickett in die US Top 40 vordringen.
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 Tokens. Gefällt 3.343 Mal · 186 Personen sprechen darüber. Original band members Phil & Mitch Margo are still at it. They continue to write, record, perform and invent. To purchase their... Gefällt 3.343 Mal · 186 Personen sprechen darüber.
The original band included Neil Sedaka, but it was not until Medress reassembled the group in 1960, with brothers Phil and Mitch Margo and lead vocalist Jay Siegel, that they really hit the big time. By 1967 they had scored nine charting records (including the number one smash hit 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'), as well as having written, produced, and sung literally hundreds of recordings. The group's versatility reached its apex when they signed with Warner Bros where they recorded two albums ...TitleCatalog NumberYearIn Your Collection, Wantlist, Or ...RPL 3278The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Album) 17 ...RCA Victor, RCA VictorRD-7535We The Tokens Sing Folk (Album) 7 ...LPM-2886Wheels (Album) 7 versionsLSP-3685, LSP 3685Again (Album) 3 versionsRCA Victor, RCA Victor
THE TOKENS were also the first group to play their own instrument tracks for recording sessions. In 1998 THE TOKENS became the first and only group to sing the National Anthem in all major league ballparks in one season, an accomplishment that landed them into the Guinness Book of World Records.. They have been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
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