April 14 John Bell turns 46

Happy Birthday JB!

John F. Bell turns 46 on April 14th. Widespread Panic just finished their sold out 3-night run in Chicago where JB sang the National Anthem at the White Sox game on Saturday (see video below).

JB was born in Cleveland, OH and attended University school until he went on the the University of Georgia at Athens and soon thereafter started Widespread Panic. Today, he and wife Laura reside in northern Georgia.

When not perfoming on stage JB enjoys golf. In 2001 he gave an interview published in Maximum Golf Magazine where he talked about his boyhood dreams of the PGA. Each year JB helps host the Annual Hannah’s Buddies Charity Golf Classic to raise money for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

JB with Willie Nelson

JB celebrates his April 14th birthday with other celebrities:
Loretta Lynn, Julie Christie, Ritchie Blackmore, Brad Garrett, Anthony Michael Hall, Adrien Brody and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Chicago 4-13-08