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 definitive 'UNCLE JOE'S RECORD GUIDES' and his syndicated 'Off The Record' rock star interview program, Benson's always been rocking! And as a family member to millions of Southern California listenersfor the past 33 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.

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08 Joe on vacation.

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Well, he's really not very far away... but J.B. is letting his old friend Cynthia Fox stretch out her latent Morning Drive legs this week on The Sound. Oh, and he's already spent several hours working on his race car — so beware!



August 20, 2014


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Singer/rock god Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame is 66.
Doug Fieger, singer/guitarist for The Knack, and Thin Lizzy bassist/singer Phil Lynott would have been 62... More »»

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On this day in 1983, Jackson Browne's "Lawyers In Love" album entered the charts on its way to #8... More »»

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Seger Returns

After eight years of gestation, Bob Seger will finally release his long-awaited new studio album. Led by the just released cover of John Hiatt's song "Detroit Made," Bob's "Ride Out" album will be out on... More »»

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It was Keith Richards who said: "What is it that makes you want to write songs? In a way, you want to stretch yourself into other people's hearts. You want to plant yourself there, or at least get a resonance, where other people become a bigger instrument than the one you're playing. It becomes almost an obsession to tough other people. To write a song that is remembered and taken to heart is a connection, a touching of bases. A thread that runs through all of us. A stab to the heart. Sometimes I think songwriting is about tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a heart attack." More »»

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This week at 5:45am, 7:45am & 9:45am on 100.3 The Sound: George Carlin, Sebastian Maniscalco, Wendy Liebman, Craig Shoemaker and Dom Irrera. Check out the Podcasts too!»»

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This Sunday 8pm on 100.3 The Sound in Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature music of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive as well as more of Joe's chat with Randy Bachman!

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