Mitch Margo, who rode ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ to the top of the charts, dies at 70

LOS ANGELES — Mitch Margo was just 14 when he and some Brooklyn pals recorded “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” a doo-wop version of a Zulu folk song that had been recorded dozens of times over the decades. But for the New York boy group, the song proved to be a powerful elixir as it climbed the…

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