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 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 1,884,226 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Scatman John is the 32nd most popular musician (up from 43rd in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from United States (up from 264th in 2019) and the 11th 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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Among musicians, Scatman John ranks 32 out of 2,675. Before him are Frank Zappa, Giuseppe Tartini, Władysław Szpilman, Ronnie James Dio, Bon Scott, and Miles Davis. After him are Arthur Rubinstein, Jean-Michel Jarre, Django Reinhardt, Keith Richards, Maria Anna Mozart, and B.B. King.

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Among people born in 1942, Scatman John ranks 18Before him are Harrison Ford, Peter Handke, Barbra Streisand, Ronnie James Dio, Isabel Allende, and Aretha Franklin. After him are Dino Zoff, Michael Haneke, Brian Wilson, Brian Jones, Ted Kaczynski, and Giorgio Agamben. Among people deceased in 1999, Scatman John ranks 5Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Franjo Tuđman, Hussein of Jordan, and Mario Puzo. After him are Hassan II of Morocco, Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Conrad, Joaquín Rodrigo, Yehudi Menuhin, Wassily Leontief, and Gertrude B. Elion.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scatman John ranks 241 out of 15,968. Before him are Robert Fulton (1765), William James Sidis (1898), Mario Puzo (1920), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Gene Hackman (1930), and Miles Davis (1926). After him are Harvey Keitel (1939), Ava Gardner (1922), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Josephine Baker (1906), Lee Van Cleef (1925), and J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Scatman John ranks 11Before him are Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), and Miles Davis (1926). After him are B.B. King (1925), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Brian Wilson (1942), Paul Simon (1941), Charlie Parker (1920), and Robert Johnson (1911).