Philip Margo ( The Tokens ) : Family, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Cause of Death and Biography

Philip Margo was an American musician and author know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents and Biography

Philip Margo ( The Tokens )  : Family, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Cause of Death and Biography
Philip Margo
  Bio
Name Philip Margo
Birthdate  1 April 1942
Died 13 November 2021
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Abbie S. Margo
Children Two son and a Daughter
Parents Leon and Ruth Margules
Education Not Known
Profession American musician
Net Worth $2 Million
Last Update Nonember 2021

Philip Margo was an American musician and author who was a longtime member of The Tokens, along 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.

According to his family, Margo died on Saturday in a hospital in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke.The Brooklyn native was a longtime member of The Tokens, an American doo-wop-style vocal group.

Early Life and Family

Margo was born in Brooklyn on April 1, 1942, to Leon and Ruth 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. 

Philip Margo Wife

Philip Margo was Married with wife Abbie S. Margo in 1966.In his last days Mr. Margo is survived by his wife,two sons, Noah Margo and Joshua Ginsberg-Margo; a daughter, Neely S. Irwin; a sister, Maxine Margo Rubin; and eight grandchildren.

Philip Margo Net Worth

Philip Margo was an American musician and author who was a longtime member of The Tokens had an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million at the time of his death.

Professional Career

The Brooklyn native was a longtime member of The Tokens, an American doo-wop-style vocal group.The group is famously recognized for their hit single The Lion Sleeps Tonight, which rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961.The song remained number one for three weeks and became a cultural touchstone.It skyrocketed to popularity in 1994 after Disney featured it in their movie The Lion King.

In 1961 the Tokens were looking for a follow-up to their first record, “Tonight I Fell in Love,” and Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, producers at RCA Records, brought in the lyricist George Weiss, who added the English lyrics that begin “In the jungle, the mighty jungle.”Philip Margo and some of the others in the group didn’t have a lot of confidence in the resulting recording.

“We were embarrassed by it and tried to convince Hugo and Luigi not to release it,” he said in an interview quoted in “The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits” by Fred Bronson. “They said it would be a big record and it was going out.”They were right. It hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart in December 1961, remained there for three weeks and became a cultural touchstone. A whole new generation was introduced to it in 1994 when a version turned up in the Disney movie “The Lion King.”

“Now that it’s current, we’re current,” Mr. Margo said at the time. “I am thrilled.”Philip Frederick Margo was born on April 1, 1942, in Brooklyn to Leon and Ruth (Becker) Margo. He grew up in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn. In 1959 he returned there from a summer job playing piano in the Catskills and, with his younger brother, began trying doo-wop harmonizing with Mr. Siegel and Hank Medress, seeing what they could do with songs like “A Teenager in Love,” a hit at the time for Dion and the Belmonts.

In the 1980s and 1990s Mr. Margo wrote and produced television movies and wrote episodes of shows including the sitcom “Benson.” He also managed the career of that show’s star, Robert Guillaume, for a time.