The Tokens

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Formed in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, the Tokens were one of the most successful white harmony groups of the early 60s, best known for their 1961 number 1 single ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ (number 11 in the UK). The group was originally called the Linc-Tones (taken from Lincoln High School, which the original members all attended) and comprised tenor vocalist Hank Medress (19 November 1938, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 19 June 2007), Neil Sedaka (b. 13 March 1939,... Read more

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