Philip Margo

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Philip Margo
Born (1942-04-01) April 1, 1942 (age 78)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation(s)Musician, author, writer
Associated actsThe Tokens

Philip "Phil" Margo (born April 1, 1942, Brooklyn, New York) is an American musician and author who is a longtime member of The Tokens, as was his late brother Mitch Margo.[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".

Margo is the author of the 2010 science fiction novel, The Null Quotient.

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:


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

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