Philip Margo

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Philip "Phil" Margo (born April 1, 1942, Brooklyn, New York) is an American musician and author who, along with his brother Mitch Margo is a member of The Tokens.[1] They are best known for their hit recording of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" which rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for three weeks in 1961. Other hits by The Tokens included "Tonight I Fell In Love", "I Hear Trumpets Blow", "He's In Town" and "Portrait of My Love". The Tokens are still recording and performing. Their schedule includes venues such as The Riviera in Las Vegas, Nevada and Epcot (Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida).

The Tokens[edit]

In addition to his singing, Margo also plays the drums. He has performed with The Tokens on the following television programs:

Record Production[edit]

With The Tokens, Margo was also successful as a record producer for artists including the following:

Phil Margo is the author of the 2010 Science Fiction novel, The Null Quotient.


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Biography: The Tokens". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010.