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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April 17, 2014


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On this day in 1982, Stevie Nicks' "Edge Of Seventeen" peaked at #11 as Van Halen's cover of "(Oh) Pretty Woman" topped out at #12 on the charts. On that same day, Toto released "Rosanna," which would soon spend five weeks at #2 on the singles charts and win the Record Of The Year GRAMMY Award... More »»

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AC/DC Rumor-mania Part 2

While AC/DC is not splitting up, guitarist Malcolm Young is in fact suffering from a health crisis that is forcing him to step away from the band. Frontman Brian Johnson has reconfirmed... More »»

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This week at 5:45am, 7:45am & 9:45am on 100.3 The Sound: Richard Jeni, Carlos Mencia, Rudy Moreno, Dana Carvey and Don Friesen. 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 the music of Deep Purple as well as more of Joe's conversation with singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover.

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It was Mark Twain who said: "Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option."

It was Coach John Wooden who said: "Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."

It was Ricky Lee Jones who said: "You never know when you're making a memory."

It was Kin Hubbard who said: "Flattery won't hurt you if you don't swallow it"... More »»

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A Compelling Pair Of Mid-April Factoids

The letters "YKK" on zippers stand for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the largest zipper manufacturer in the world.

In English pubs, drinks are served in pints and quarts. In old England, bartenders would advise unruly customers to mind their pints and quarts. It's the origin of the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."

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