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Mbube/Wimoweh/The Lion Sleeps Tonight: Solomon Linda, Pete Seeger and The Tokens

Hello there! This edition of Tim’s Cover Story tells the fascinating story of a song that originated as a popular tune in South Africa in the 1930s, then morphed into a folk classic in the 50s and finally emerged as a #1 rock song in 1963. 1,671 more words

Rock And Roll

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert John – 1972

A two hit wonder, Robert John peaked at #3 on the US charts in 1972 with The Lion Sleeps Tonight, sometimes called The Wimoweh Song.  Seven years later he made it to #1 with Sad Eyes. 407 more words

Seventies Music