RECORD RELEASE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

the tokens

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight", also known as "Wimoweh" and originally
as "Mbube", became a number one hit by The Tokens on December
18, 1961. It went on to earn at least 15 million dollars in royalties
from covers and film licensing.

sleeping-lion-

the tokens today
The Tokens today are from left: Jay Traynor, Jay Siegel and Bill Reid.

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