Philip Margo (April 1, 1942 – November 13, 2021) was an American musician and author who was a longtime member of The Tokens, along with his brother Mitch. 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.
|Born||April 1, 1942|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 13, 2021 (aged 79)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Musician, author, writer|
|Associated acts||The Tokens|
Margo was born in Brooklyn on April 1, 1942, to Leon and Ruth (née Becker) Margules. He was of Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewish origin from The Ottoman Empire, The Austro-Hungarian Empire, and The Russian Empire.
Margo authored the 2010 science fiction novel, The Null Quotient.
- Wynn, Ron. "Biography: The Tokens". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- The Tokens' ('Lion Sleeps Tonight') Co-Founder, Philip Margo, Dies
- Brandle, Lars (November 18, 2021). "Philip Margo, Singer on The Tokens' Hit 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight,' Dies at 79". billboard.com. Retrieved November 18, 2021.