October 18, 2016
So you never imagined having an opera singer on a pop song? In 1961 The Tokens had a massive hit single that used the operatic talents of Anita Darian so well that nobody really noticed that they had merged the two very diverse styles (although she certainly made her vocal presence known).
Somebody was a genius.
Here, we hear AD but don’t see her – on Italian TV of course – with an introduction that is different in only a way that vintage Italian TV can be.
The Tokens featuring Anita Darian – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – 1961
post by Crystalairs
(Capo 3 D, G, D, A – and who’d have thought there was a banjo in there?)