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Scatman John (1942–1999)

Scatman John was born on March 13, 1942 in El Monte, California, USA as John Paul Larkin. He died on December 3, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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 2007 YPF ("Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)")
 2001 Sound of the Sea (writer: "Scatman's World")
 1998 BASEketball (performer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)") / (writer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" - as John Larkin)
 1997 Nothing to Lose (performer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)") / (writer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" - as John Larkin)
 1996-1997 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Take a Lap (1997) ... (performer: "Skatman" - as Skatman John)
- No Service (1996) ... (performer: "Skatman" - as Skatman John)
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 1999 Danny and the Scatman (Video documentary short)
 1996 Die Harald Schmidt Show (TV Series)
- Show #42 (1996) ... Himself
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
- Episode dated 11 May 1995 (1995) ... Himself

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Personal Quote:

I hope that the kids, while they sing along to my songs or dance to it, feel that life is not that bad at all. Even for just a minute.


Had a worldwide smash hit in 1995 with "Scatman". See more »



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