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Celebrate "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" Turning 50 April 12th, 7

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Join Conversation Crossroad hosts Betty-Lynn and Garrison as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most instantly recognizable songs in the world: The Lion Sleeps Tonight” on April 12th at 7pm EST on Blog Talk Radio.
 
In 1961 The Tokens, four boys from Brooklyn, recorded “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” on the RCA label. The song (originally a Zulu folk song called “Mbube” Anglicized to “Wimoweh”) soared up the charts to become the number one hit in the nation. To date it has sold 15 million copies throughout the world. In a survey conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Record Industry Association of America The Tokens’ classic recording of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” placed 159th in the top 365 records of ALL TIME.
 
To celebrate “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” turning 50, Philip F. Margo, an original member of The Tokens, talks with Betty-Lynn and Garrison on Conversation Crossroad. 
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