Welcome to Scatman World

Posted: February 13, 2008 in John, music
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According to Wikipedia: John Paul Larkin, (March 13, 1942 — December 3, 1999), better known as Scatman John (sometimes credited as John Scatman internationally), was a famous American stuttering jazz musician who created a unique fusion of scat singing and Euro Dance, best known for his 1994 hit “Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)”. As he liked to say, this was a process of “turning my biggest problem into my biggest asset.” He has sold millions of recordings world-wide and was also named “Best New Artist” in the Echo Awards in both Japan and Germany. He was a recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annie Glenn Award for outstanding service to the stuttering community and was inducted into the National Stuttering Association Hall of Fame. He died of lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 57.
For my part I never knew he had died, I just wondered why we weren’t hearing too much from him. Sadly I now know why.


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