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 37 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.
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Ultimate Classic Rock with Uncle Joe

May 26, 2018


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Jazz icon Miles Davis would have been 94 and still cranky.
Chanteuse Stevie Nicks is 70.

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On this day in 1984, Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark" entered the charts on its way to becoming his biggest hit single when it peaked at #2 for four weeks. Ironically, it was the last of 100+ songs written and recorded for the "Born In The U.S.A." album... More »»


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This weekend, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of The Pretenders as well as more of Joe's conversations with Chrissie Hynde. Check out this preview!


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Which one of these handpicked selections is your fave Unc's Quote Of The Day?

It was Eddie Rickenbacher who said: "Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared."

It was Robert Anthony who said: "Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway."

It was French President Charles de Gaulle who said: "The graveyards are full of indispensable men."

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Memorial Day

People increasingly take holidays for granted, as nothing more than a day you don't have to go to work or school, and a gimmick for advertisers and merchandising. But the reality is that Memorial Day was established to honor all the men and women who have served or are currently serving, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country and our freedoms. It's also a day to pay tribute to the families whose loved ones died, or were taken captive and never returned. We thank them for shouldering this burden, and for giving us our future at the cost of their own. The idea is that this Monday, before you hit the malls, light up the barbecue or hit the road, STOP for a moment and reflect. Remember the heroes, those who came home and the ones who never made it, all of whom helped build and preserve the American dream.



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