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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January 20, 2016


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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.


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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... More »»

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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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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... More »»

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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"... More »»


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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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This Sunday: Uncle Joe will be welcoming Styx back to the Saban Theatre for another great, great show!!


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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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