In 1961, The Tokens produced a duet of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” that would become a #1 hit in the US.
Except they didn’t write the song. And the neither did the singers before them.
It was originally written by Soloman Linda 30 years prior to The Tokens. And to this day, he still doesn’t receive credit by companies for the countless remakes. Including the likes of Disney.
Perhaps, one of the greatest thefts of all time when you consider the millions of dollars it has generated over the last eight decades.
To feel cheated would be justified.
And really, we have all felt taken advantage of in one way or another. Some worse than others.
But if we are to change the narrative, if we are to heal from these injustices we need to remember that we are still in control. We still have a choice to make.
What other people do is never the cause of how we feel.