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Scatman John Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in El Monte, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameJohn Paul Larkin
Nickname Scatman

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Trivia (5)

Got into music as a way to battle his stuttering problem.
Had a worldwide smash hit in 1995 with "Scatman".
Louis Armstrong is said to be a huge inspiration for his music.
Scatman once wrote a song called "Everybody Jam!", and used bits of Louis Armstrong's speech to seem like he was talking with him during the beginning of the song. Why couldn't he just talk to him? Well, Louis Armstrong passed away many years before.
Scatman was a Christian, and he believed in creation.

Personal Quotes (2)

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.
Whatever God wants is fine by me ... I've had the very best life. I have tasted beauty.

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