The Tokens

Thursday June 14  |  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Beverly Cañon Gardens - Beverly Hills


In 1961 THE TOKENS, four boys from Brooklyn, recorded "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on the RCA label. The song (originally a Zulu folk song called "Mbube" Anglicized to "Wimoweh") soared up the charts to become the number one hit in the nation.

THE TOKENS' other hits include "Tonight I fell In Love," "I Hear Trumpets Blow," and "Portrait Of My Love." They have also produced many number one recordings for groups such as THE CHIFFONS (He's So Fine & One Fine Day), THE HAPPENINGS (See You In September & I Got Rhythm) and TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN (Knock Three Times & Tie A Yellow Ribbon). True rock pioneers, they were among the first to successfully use the falsetto lead voice, a sound that would later influence groups from the Four Seasons and the Beach Boys to Led Zeppelin and Rush. They were also the first group to play their own instrument tracks for recording sessions.


Beverly Cañon Gardens   |   Visit Website for More Details
241 N. Cañon Drive
Beverly Hills


Concerts on Cañon

Live music under the stars in the heart of Beverly Hills. The free Cañon Summer Concert Series will feature all kinds of upbeat music from Jazz and classic Standards to Big Band and popular local bands.

Seating is available on a first-come basis. Bring a meal to enjoy. Plentiful seating provided on a first-come basis with open grass area for picnic blankets, tables and chairs.

Validation for free parking will be provided at the Concert Information table.

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Upcoming Shows

There are more events being added daily and as they become available. Please check back weekly, as we will try to get all dates up at least 1 week before they occur.

All concert details have been compiled from outside sources. Where possible we link to these sources in the Venue Details areas. We cannot guarantee accuracy of this information beyond what we have found listed, so it may be best to check with websites listed in Venue Details areas to confirm. Event details subject to change,