The Lion Sleeps Tonight: THE TOKENS

Australian singles charts:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight entered the Kent charts on 2 December 1961 and peaked at #7. The song was #60 on the Top 100 of 1962.

Solomon Linda, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss, Albert Stanton

Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight was originally written and recorded by Solomon Linda under the title Mbube in 1939. Linda’s original was written in Zulu, while the English version’s lyrics were written by George David Weiss. The song was adapted and covered internationally by many pop and folk revival artists in the 1950s and 1960s, including Henri Salvador, the Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Noro Morales, Miriam Makeba, and the Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the United States as adapted in English with the best-known version by the doo-wop group The Tokens.
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