musician, singer, song writer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Harmonica man John Popper wanted to become a musician after seeing the film The Blues Brothers (1980). Popper tried the piano, the cello, and the guitar, but finally settled on the harmonica. He joined his high school band, where he met the other future members of Blues Traveler. They all enrolled in the jazz program at New York's New School of Social Research. After taking a few classes they dropped out to tour. Hopper has remained the lead-man in the band, using his high, yet strong voice and a vest full of harmonicas to entertain audiences with singles like ?But Anyway? and ?Crystal Flame.?