Scatman John

1942 - 1999

Scatman John

John Paul Larkin (March 13, 1942 – December 3, 1999), known professionally as Scatman John, was an American musician and singer who created a fusion of scat singing and dance music, best known for his 1995 hits "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" and "Scatman's World". Scatman John sold millions of recordings worldwide and was named Best New Artist in the Echo Awards in Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scatman John has received more than 1,751,691 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 43rd most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Scatman John ranks 44 out of 2,258Before him are Roger Taylor, Django Reinhardt, André Rieu, Maria Anna Mozart, John Deacon, and Brian Wilson. After him are Chet Baker, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Martha Argerich, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, and Marilyn Manson.

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Among people born in 1942, Scatman John ranks 17Before him are Martin Scorsese, Barbra Streisand, Ronnie James Dio, Isabel Allende, Dino Zoff, and Brian Wilson. After him are Aretha Franklin, Michael Haneke, Brian Jones, Calvin Klein, Joe Biden, and Daniel Barenboim. Among people deceased in 1999, Scatman John ranks 7Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Hussein of Jordan, Hassan II of Morocco, Franjo Tuđman, Pete Conrad, and Mario Puzo. After him are Joaquín Rodrigo, Amália Rodrigues, Yehudi Menuhin, Wilt Chamberlain, Wassily Leontief, and Gertrude B. Elion.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scatman John ranks 264 out of 12,171Before him are John Quincy Adams (1767), Jay Leno (1950), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Audie Murphy (1925), Philip Kotler (1931), and Brian Wilson (1942). After him are Chet Baker (1929), Eli Wallach (1915), Philip Roth (1933), Raymond Chandler (1888), John Bardeen (1908), and Shirley MacLaine (1934).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Scatman John ranks 13Before him are Chuck Berry (1926), B.B. King (1925), Miles Davis (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), and Brian Wilson (1942). After him are Chet Baker (1929), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Iggy Pop (1947), Glenn Miller (1904), Robert Johnson (1911), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916).