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January 20, 2017


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Blues legend Lead Belly (Huddy Ledbetter) would have been 129... or 132. There's also a chance he was born on January 23rd instead of January 20th. What is known for sure is that he spent time in prison on at least three different occasions for violent crimes, and was one of the most influential bluesmen ever.
Paul Stanley of KISS (the guitarist with the star on his eye) is 65.
Rusty Anderson, Paul McCartney's longtime guitarist, is 58.

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On this day in 1964, Capital Records belatedly released their first Beatles album in the U.S., "Meet The Beatles." Contrary to what the record company had predicted, the Americanized version of the British "With The Beatles" album immediately topped the charts for 11 weeks.

On this day in 1979, the Doobie Brothers' "What A Fool Believes" single began its climb to #1 — the second chart topper of their career. A year later, the Michael McDonald/Kenny Loggins-penned song won the Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year GRAMMY Awards.

On this day in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off of a bat during a concert in Des Moines, then was hospitalized and administered a series of painful rabies shots. In his defense, the Prince Of Darkness said he thought the bat was plastic. At least that's what we think he said.

On this day in 1988, Beach Boy Mike Love insulted Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger while being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The other — better behaved — inductees that year included The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Drifters, Berry Gordy, Jr. and Woody Guthrie.


The Uncle Joe's Show Menu

Friday 1/20/17


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Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Grand National Roadster Show tix! @12:30pm
The Story - Peter Frampton @1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - Jim Gaffigan


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This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Peter Frampton and more of Joe's extensive conversation with Peter. Check out this preview!


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Macca Wants His Music Back

Having been screwed on copyrights to his music by Michael Jackson and publisher Sony/ATV, and having seen Duran Duran getting ripped off in U.K. courts last month, Paul McCartney has engaged the U.S. court system to regain ownership of songs he wrote or co-wrote. Macca filed a lawsuit in New York yesterday "to confirm his ownership in his U.S. reversionary copyrights, which are granted to him by U.S. copyright law, in the songs he wrote with John Lennon and recorded with The Beatles." Under U.S. copyright law, creators who sold copyrights before 1976 have a right to reclaim them at a certain point. Word is that McCartney has been serving notices of his intention to reclaim his works from the current copyrights owners since 2008, and is expecting to have these copyrights returned to him beginning October 5, 2018.

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It was Groucho Marx who said: "The secret to life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."

It was Dolly Parton who said: "You'd be surprised at how much it costs to look this cheap."

It was Peter F. Drucker who said: "Much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work."

It was Abraham Lincoln who said: "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."

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This Saturday, Noon - 2pm: Join J.B. and NHRA Funny Car Champion Drag Racer Jack Beckman for more fun at the Mike Thompson RV Super Store at 18240 Ward Street (405 at Brookhurst) in Fountain Valley. Great deals on hundreds of RVs, stories to be told and Circle K NHRA Winternationals Drag Races tickets to win!


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