Entertainment Mitch Margo, Singer on The Tokens' Hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," Dies at 70

00:25  29 november  2017
00:25  29 november  2017 Source:   The Hollywood Reporter

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Mitch Margo , one of the original members of The Tokens , has died at the age of 70 . After " The Lion Sleeps Tonight ", the group wasn't able to find another major hit although they did reach number 30 in 1966 with another song Digging Deeper: Axl Rose is NOT the Singer With the Widest Range.

Hank Medress, Jay Siegel, and Phil and Mitch Margo , who made up The Tokens , had a Top 15 hit " Tonight I Fell in Love" in 1960, but didn't have a record label in 1961. They auditioned for producers Hugo and Luigi (Peretti and Creatore) by singing "Wimoweh" to them.

The Tokens: Eddie Rabkin, Mitch Margo, Hank Medress (back), Phil Margo, Jay Siegel © (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns) The Tokens: Eddie Rabkin, Mitch Margo, Hank Medress (back), Phil Margo, Jay Siegel

Mitch Margo, a founding member of The Tokens, the doo-wop foursome behind the mega-hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," has died. He was 70.

Margo died peacefully from natural causes on Friday at his home in Studio City, his nephew, Noah Margo, announced.

Margo was 13 and a first tenor when he and his older brother, Phil Margo, a baritone, hooked up with Jay Siegel and Hank Medress, two of their friends from Brooklyn, to form The Tokens in 1960. (Neil Sedaka had earlier performed with Medress in a group known as The Linc-Tones.)

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Both "Tonight I Fell in Love" and " The Lion Sleeps Tonight " sold more than one million copies, and were awarded gold discs. On October 19, 2009, Phil and Mitch Margo filed suit in Manhattan for the rights to the Tokens name.

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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight," The Tokens' adaptation of South African singer Solomon Linda's "Mbube" and The Weavers' "Wimoweh" for RCA Victor, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1961 and remained there for three weeks.

The Tokens' other hits in the 1960s included "Tonight I Fell in Love," "I Hear Trumpets Blow," "Portrait of My Love" and "He's in Town," but clearly, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was their most famous tune.

"We've sung billions and billions of Wimowehs," Margo often said. (The indelible falsetto on the song was performed by Siegel.)

The Tokens also had their own publishing company, Bright Tunes Publishing; produced hit records for The Chiffons, The Happenings, Randy & the Rainbows and Tony Orlando & Dawn; and wrote the song "Laugh" for The Monkees.

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight . by Mark Steyn Topical Take August 4, 2015. That was the brief for " The Lion Sleeps Tonight ". In 1961, the Tokens , a group from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Pace Phil Margo and Ilonka, it is, in fact, very hard not to make a ton of dough from " The Lion Sleeps Tonight ".

Mitch Margo has performed with The Tokens on the following TV shows: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Philip Margo — Phil Margo (along with brother Mitch Margo ) is a member of The Tokens , best known for their hit recording of The Lion Sleeps Tonight which rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot

In 1973, the Margo brothers and Siegel formed the group Cross Country and released an album.

Margo played several instruments and composed music for a 1988 NBC telefilm, Goddess of Love, starring Vanna White as Venus. And he was an accomplished painter whose work is on display in the children's book The Very First Adventure of Fulton T. Firefly.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-72 in the Special Services division.

His brother survives him, as do his sons Damien and Ari and sister Maxine.

"Mitch was an adjective-defying human being whose contribution to both The Tokens and music in general is unparalleled," his nephew said. "His words and melodies are equal to any of the giants in the industry. Perhaps now, like so many of civilization's greatest artists, he will get the due he deserves. His humor, wit and slanted observations will be deeply missed."

A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

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Brothers Phil and Mitch Margo and Jay Siegel were now the members. They recorded for Warwick in 1960, then had their one glorious hit in 1962, " The Lion Sleeps Tonight ." It was based on the South African Zulu song "Wimoweh," and reached number seven on the R&B chart while topping the pop

Mitch Margo . The Tokens . Record Production. Composing. The vocal group is best known for its hit recording of " The Lion Sleeps Tonight ", which rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for 3 weeks in 1961.

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