Living Classic Rock from its very beginning - both on stage and on air since 1968 - music has been Joe Benson's life. Whether playing it, talking about it with artists and fans, or documenting it with his syndicated 'Off The Record' rock star interview program and his definitive 'UNCLE JOE'S RECORD GUIDES,' Benson's always been rocking! As a family member to millions of Southern California listeners for the past 36 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.

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August 25, 2016


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KISS frontman Gene Simmons is 67.
Judas Priest singer Rob Halford is 65.
Master songwriter Elvis Costello is 62.
Def Leppard/Whitesnake/Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell is 53.

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On this day in 1979, The Knack scored two chart toppers in one day: their debut album, "Get The Knack," and their first single, "My Sharona," both hit #1. Then "My Sharona" stayed at the Top for five weeks... More »»

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Thursday 8/25/16


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Uncle Joe's Lunch Box (Bad Company/L.A. Fair tix) @12:30pm
The Story - Bob Seger @1:20pm
Laughter At 45 After - Adam Ferrara

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A Petty Party

If you want to celebrate Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' 40th anniversary, then set September 13th aside for a party at the Fonda Theater! Over 30 artists — including Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison... More »»

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It was Eleanor Roosevelt who said: "I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'"

It was Demetri Martin who said: "Don't be so quick to judge others. Take your time and really get into it."

It was William Feather who said: "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."

It was Bob Marley who said: "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain"... More »»


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Saturday September 3rd: Starting with an Uncle Joe's Meet & Greet with The Sound Crew on the midway, you know J.B. will be hosting Bad Company at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona — a Rock & Roll party!


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This Sunday OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Yes and conversation with bassist Chris Squire, keyboardist Rick Wakeman and singer Jon Anderson. Check out this preview!


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This week on 100.3 The Sound: Rodney Dangerfield, Darren Carter, Rocky LaPorte, Adam Ferrara and Brian Regan. Check out the Podcasts too!»»



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