SCATMAN JOHN was an American musician 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".
A stutterer, John Paul Larkin stated that scatting was "turning my biggest problem into my biggest asset". He sold millions of recordings worldwide and was 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 National Stuttering Association Hall of Fame.
Sadly, SCATMAN JOHN (John Paul Larkin) died of lung cancer on 03 December 1999, at the age of 57 !
REST IN PEACE !
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN !