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The Tokens featuring Jay Siegel

  • Location: Sellersville Theater
  • Dates: June 29, 2024
  • Address: 24 W Temple Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960
  • Phone: (215) 257-5808
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Jay Siegel’s Tokens are one of pop music's most versatile, talented and enduring groups. Their first hit single, “Tonight I Fell In Love,” introduced the world to the irresistible harmonies of The Tokens in 1961. Soon after, the group landed at #1 with their signature song, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” In 1994, that song returned to the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart when it was featured in Disney’s The Lion King. It was re-released as part of a unique compilation of twenty of The Tokens' earlier tunes, giving fans a rare opportunity to enjoy many of the songs The Tokens wrote more than thirty years ago, as well as songs popularized by other artists which The Tokens later recorded in their own distinctive style.

That style and sound is elegantly defined by Jay Siegel, original lead singer and founding member of The Tokens, whose tenor lead and trademark falsetto have characterized all of The Tokens’ music since the group began recording, and continues to do so today as Jay Siegel’s Tokens (with Gabe Dassa and Kurt Yaghjian). While Tokens fans know that Jay had always sung on the group's hits, few know that he had a hand in writing many of them and even more may not be aware of the number of hats he wore throughout the group’s career.

The Tokens were the production geniuses behind numerous hits by The Chiffons, as well as the biggest hits by Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Happenings, Randy and the Rainbows and Robert John. They also sang backup vocals for such diverse artists as Del Shannon, Melissa Manchester, Connie Francis, The Blues Project, Mac Davis, Al Kooper & Bob Dylan. The Tokens were also successful writers, producers and singers in the commercial realm, performing in ad campaigns for Clairol, General Foods, Wrigley's gum, Eastern, Pan Am, TWA and United Airlines, Cool Whip, Etch A Sketch, Wendy's, KFC, and Sleep Number Bed.

The Tokens were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame in 2004 and are also members of The Doo Wop Hall of Fame and The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. Jay was given a lifetime achievement award by the East Coast Music Hall of Fame. They’ve appeared on stage with The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Simon & Garfunkel, The Temptations, and The 4 Tops.

Today, Jay Siegel’s Tokens continue to tour the world, bringing their classic sound and timeless hits to fans both old and new.

The Tokens featuring Jay Siegel