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Scatman John

1942 - 1999

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John Paul Larkin (March 13, 1942 – December 3, 1999), known professionally as Scatman John, was an American musician. A prolific jazz pianist and vocalist for several decades, he rose to prominence during the 1990s through his fusion of scat singing and dance music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scatman John has received more than 2,647,079 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Scatman John is the 28th most popular musician (up from 32nd in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from United States (up from 241st in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Musician.

Scatman John is most famous for his song "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)" which was released in 1993.

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  • 45

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  • 10.07

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Among musicians, Scatman John ranks 28 out of 2,662Before him are Władysław Szpilman, Ringo Starr, Arthur Rubinstein, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. After him are Bon Scott, Martha Argerich, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, and Roger Taylor.

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Among people born in 1942, Scatman John ranks 17Before him are Eusébio, Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Daniel Barenboim, and Peter Handke. After him are Jacques Rogge, Isabel Allende, Ted Kaczynski, Ronnie James Dio, Brian Jones, and Brian Wilson. Among people deceased in 1999, Scatman John ranks 2Before him is Stanley Kubrick. After him are Franjo Tuđman, Hussein of Jordan, Hassan II of Morocco, Mario Puzo, Joaquín Rodrigo, Pete Conrad, Gertrude B. Elion, Amália Rodrigues, Yehudi Menuhin, and Raisa Gorbacheva.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scatman John ranks 190 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Gere (1949), Carl Sagan (1934), Ray Bradbury (1920), Tom Selleck (1945), Talcott Parsons (1902), and James Madison (1751). After him are Gary Cooper (1901), John Rawls (1921), Whitney Houston (1963), John Jay (1745), George Lucas (1944), and Alec Baldwin (1958).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Scatman John ranks 7Before him are Michael Jackson (1958), Louis Armstrong (1901), Bob Dylan (1941), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), and Ray Charles (1930). After him are Miles Davis (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), B.B. King (1925), Brian Wilson (1942), and Bruce Springsteen (1949).

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