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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July 25, 2014

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Drummer Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds is 71... More »»

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On this day in 1981, The Moody Blues' "Long Distance Voyager" album hit #1 for the first of three weeks just as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' "Hard Promises" peaked at #5 and Pat Benatar's "Precious Time" entered the LP charts on its way to #1 and two million sold... More »»

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Thus far, the most interesting story of the Summer has just been confirmed: Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Paul McCartney recorded with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp a... More »»

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It was Judith Viorst who said: "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands — and then eat just one of the pieces."

It was George Carlin who said: "Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town."

It was Gore Vidal who said: "Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."

It was Abraham Lincoln who said: "I like to see a man proud of a place in which he lives, and I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him"... More »»

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This week at 5:45am, 7:45am & 9:45am on 100.3 The Sound: Richard Jeni, Tom Wilson, Demetri Martin, Gabriel Iglesias and Mark Eddie. 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 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Joe's new conversation with Graham Nash!

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