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Living Classic Rock from its very beginning — both on stage and on air since 1968 — music has always been Joe Benson's life. Whether playing it, talking with artists and fans about it or documenting it with his definitive "UNCLE JOE'S RECORD GUIDES and his syndicated OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson rock star interview program, Benson's always been rocking! Hailed as "An AOR Legend" in Don Barrett's definitive book, "Los Angeles Radio People," Benson is more than a popular Southern California entertainer. He's been a family member to millions of Southland listeners over the past 37 years — their own 'Uncle Joe.' In addition, his unique involvement in motorsports — as a participant, announcer and reporter — has garnered national print and TV attention while keeping him in constant touch with his audience.


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For the latest Music News, This Day In Rock & Roll History and the Quotes Of The Day, you gotta check out Uncle Joe's Daily Update!


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OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson is an hour-long, in-depth look at Rock & Roll's Classic artists. A tasty mix of Classic Rock, Uncle Joe's conversations with the musicians and his own unique insights, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson can be heard weekends in over 60 markets.


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Voice of L.A. radio

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Steve Miller, John Fogerty, USC Thornton School Of Music Associate Dean Chris Sampson and Uncle Joe following the first of two special Steve Miller Band benefit concerts for the school's 125th anniversary.

J.B. w/Timothy Hutton.

Timothy Hutton, who won an Oscar, with a guy who knows someone named Oscar.

J.B. & George Carlin @Comedy & Magic.

Post-show bliss with the legendary George Carlin.

J.B. & Roger Daltrey.

Roger Daltrey of The Who
with one of his band's biggest fans.

Don Felder showing Joe how to play guitar.

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder teaches Joe his personal guitar fingering technique.

J.B. & Gabriel Iglesias @Comedy & Magic.

Mugging with Gabriel Iglesias.

Unc w/Nick Mason

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason joined J.B. for an exclusive, in-depth interview for OFF THE RECORD and a discussion of sports car racing adventures. Judging from the photo, it looks like they also practiced their kung fu moves!

J.B. & Graham Nash.

Hanging with the incredible Graham Nash.

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ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Uncle Joe talking hot rods and music — those boys were in heaven!

J.B. & Bill Engvall on air at Pac Amp.

Bill Engvall on the air at the Pacific Amphitheatre.

Kathleen Madigan kicking Unc's butt in hoops.

First Kathleen Madigan destroyed Joe's lummox defense in a pick-up game of hoops, then she destroyed the Five O'Clock Funnies audience with her observations on life.

Peter Frampton & Joe Benson

Ladies and gentlemen, Peter Frampton and Joe Benson!

Frank Caliendo with Uncle Joe.

When Frank Caliendo joined Unc, John Madden, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Al Pacino were just a few of the chartacters that surfaced.

Birthday boys Paul Rodgers & Joe Benson.

Having fun with one of the greatest voices in all of Rock & Roll: Paul Rodgers of Free/Bad Company/Queen fame.

Lopz, Benson & Lozano.

Hanging with George Lopez and Los Lobos' Conrad Lozano.

Joe playing the Beatles piano.

Broadcasting from Abbey Road Studios while playing the piano The Beatles used on their early recordings.

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Chip Foose, Uncle Joe & Fireball Tim.

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Telling stories at the L.A. Times Festival of Books.