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The Tokens - 1967 - It's a Happening World
The Tokens are an American male doo-wop vocal group from Brooklyn, New York. They are best-known for their chart-topping 1961 single, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" The group was formed in 1955 at Brooklyn's Abraham Lincoln High School, and was known as the Linc-Tones. Originally featuring members Neil Sedaka, Hank Medress, Eddie Rabkin, and Cynthia Zolotin, Rabkin was replaced by Jay Siegel in 1956, and the band recorded its first single, "While I Dream" that same year. In 1957 Sedaka and Zolotin left the band, leaving only Siegel and Medress, who would recruit two additional band members and record the single "Picture in my Wallet" as Darrell & the Oxfords. Finally establishing its most famous name and lineup, the band become known as The Tokens in 1960 after they recruited the 13-year-old multi-instrumentalist and first tenor Mitch Margo and his baritone brother Phil Margo, plus guitarist Joe Venneri.
01 - Perhaps, The Joy Of Giving 02 - The Purpose Of A Circus 03 - Grandfather 04 - She Comes & Goes 05 - Grey City Day 06 - Sunset See My Sadness 07 - Poor Man 08 - Wimoweh 5 1 2 Years Later 09 - Portrait Of My Love 10 - For All That I Am 11 - Bye, Bye, Bye 12 - It's A Happening World 13 - How Nice