RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a song written and recorded originally by
Solomon Linda with the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record
Company
in 1939, under the title "Mbube" (Zulu for “lion”). The song has
earned at least $15 million in royalties from cover versions and movie
licensing in the United States..

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Solomon Popoli Linda
(1909 – October 8, 1962)

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