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September 16 - 30, 2017


These are the scripts Joe Benson used on the air at 100.3 The Sound (KSWD) in Los Angeles. They all received final editing by Jan Benson, without whom the task would have been far too daunting. Remember to give credit where credit is due, and enjoy!


September 16, 2017


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Blues legend B.B. King would have been 92.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers original (and current) bassist Ron Blair and drummer Kenney Jones of The Who and Small Faces are both 69.

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On this day in 1967, almost six months after its release, The Doors' self-titled debut album peaked at #2 on the charts while selling four million copies.

On this day in 1977, Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album began its 19th week on the charts at #1.

On this day in 1977, Marc Bolan, the man who was T. Rex, died in a car crash at the age of 28.

On this day in 1978, "Blue Collar Man" by Styx entered the singles charts on its way to #21 just as "Just What I Needed" by The Cars peaked at #27.

On this day in 1978, Boston's second album, "Don't Look Back," hit #1 for the first of three weeks. In a weird twist, in "only" selling seven million copies (10 million less than their debut album), many considered "Don't Look Back" a commercial failure.

On this day in 1978, The Grateful Dead became the first Western rock band to headline a concert at the foot of the famous Pyramids near Cairo, Egypt. Far out!


September 17, 2017


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Hank Williams would have been 94.
Lol Creme of 10cc is 70.
Singer Fee Waybill of The Tubes is 67.

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On this day in 1967, The Doors performed "Light My Fire" and "People Are Strange" on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Even though Sullivan insisted Jim Morrison change or omit the line "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" in "Light My Fire," Jimbo sang it anyway (what a scalawag!).

On this day in 1967, two days after The Who had recorded a crazed performance for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" TV show, the program aired (on a different network) right after The Doors performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Whether or not Keith Moon realized that the crew had already set a charge under his riser for The Smothers Brothers show, he set up another flash explosion in his drum kit. Then, at the end of Pete Townshend's ritualistic destruction of his guitar and amplifiers in the chaotic finale of "My Generation," the huge boosted explosion went off, damaging Townshend's ears forever and leaving the band and Tommy Smothers stunned by the concussion. Rock & Roll!

On this day in 1983, David Bowie's "Modern Love" (featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar) entered the singles charts on its way to #14 and dance floors around the world.

On this day in 1997, a reunited Fleetwood Mac launched its first tour in more than a decade.


September 18, 2017


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Guitarist Kerry Livgren of Kansas is 68.
Drummer Michael Hossack of The Doobie Brothers would have been 68.

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On this day in 1968, after watching the 1956 Rock & Roll movie "The Girl Can't Help It" at Paul McCartney's house, The Beatles recorded 20 takes of "Birthday" at Abbey Road studios. With the basic tracks recorded live, the Fab's longtime roadie, Mal Evans, added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals.

On this day in 1970, Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 in London. Some contend that if Hendrix had been put into an upright position in the ambulance rather than left lying on his back, he would not have suffocated on his own vomit. Some say if the nearest hospital had admitted blacks, he could have been saved. Others feel he was overdosed as part of a bad business deal.

On this day in 1971, John Lennon released his classic "Imagine" album. It eventually hit #1 and sold over two million copies.

On this day in 1976, Boston's debut single, "More Than A Feeling," entered the charts on its way to #5 just as "Do You Feel Like We Do," Peter Frampton's third single from "Frampton Comes Alive," entered the charts on its way to the Top 10.

On this day in 1982, Billy Squier's "Emotions In Motion" album hit #5 while selling two million copies.

On this day in 1982, The Stray Cats' "Rock This Town" began its run up the singles charts to #9 as Crosby, Stills & Nash's beautiful "Southern Cross" started its climb to #18.

On this day in 1982, Rush's "New World Man" entered the charts on its way to becoming their most successful single ever when it hit #21.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Monday 9/18/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1970
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Scorpions tix! @12:15pm
The Story - Jon Anderson/Yes @1:15pm

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It was Calvin Coolidge who said: "No man ever listened himself out of a job."

It was Arthur Baer who said: "Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse."

It was Mark Twain who said: "Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer."

It was Alexandre Dumas' son who first said: "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."


September 19, 2017


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Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, would have been 83.
Today is also my Mom's birthday. She says she's 29, and who am I to question that?

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On this day in 1964, The Rolling Stones' song "It's All Over Now" peaked at #26 on the charts.

On this day in 1964, Bob Dylan's "Another Side Of Bob Dylan" began its climb to #43 on the album charts. Little did Bob know, he was less than a year away from his big breakthrough.

On this day in 1969, "Down On The Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival entered the charts on its way to #3, becoming their fourth Top 5 single in less than a year.

On this day in 1970, The Who's classic "Tommy" rock opera album peaked at #4 with two million in sales over a year after its release just as Neil Young's classic "After The Goldrush" album began its run to #8 and two million in sales.

On this day in 1970, the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song "Our House" entered the charts on its way to #30.

On this day in 1973, Gram Parsons, credited as the father of Country Rock and a member of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, died from a drug overdose at the age of 26. His coffin was later stolen by two associates and taken to Joshua Tree where it was set on fire. Now that was a Rock & Roll wake!

On this day in 1974, Max Weinberg made his live debut as the drummer in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band at the Main Point in Philadelphia.

On this day in 1979, organizers Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and John Hall recruited Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor and several others to play the first of five "No Nukes" concerts in New York's Madison Square Garden.

On this day in 1981, one week after it entered the charts, The Rolling Stones' "Tattoo You" album hit #1 for the first of nine weeks. It eventually sold over four million copies to become their second biggest selling studio album ever.

On this day in 1987, John Mellencamp's "Lonesome Jubilee" began its climb to #6 and three million in sales (the second biggest of his career) as Aerosmith's comeback album "Permanent Vacation" entered the charts on its way to #11 and five million in sales.

On this day in 1987, Pink Floyd released the "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" album, their first following the departure of Roger Waters. It eventually hit #3, sold over four million copies and was supported by an awesome tour.

On this day in 1987, R.E.M.'s "The One I Love" entered the singles charts on its way to #9. Even though Michael Stipe's lyrics describe a dismissive, manipulative relationship, the song became a very popular song on the wedding circuit.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Tuesday 9/19/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1980
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Scorpions tix! @12:15pm
The Story - Steve Winwood/Traffic @1:15pm

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It was Benjamin Franklin who said: "Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."

It was Steven Wright who said: "99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name."

It was Robert Frost who said: "Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it."

It was William Saroyan who said: "Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure."


08 Joe on vacation.

It's time for some R&R, so you can expect my
reports to be even more sporadic than usual this week!

September 20, 2017


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Bassist Chuck Panozzo of Styx is 69.
Drummer John Panozzo of Styx would have been 69.

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On this day in 1969, even as the band was imploding behind the scenes, Blind Faith's self-titled album began the first of its two weeks at #1.

On this day in 1971, guitarist Peter Frampton left Humble Pie for a solo career. Five years later, he finally made it.

On this day in 1973, Neil Young & Crazy Horse played the opening show at L.A.'s newest Rock & Roll nightclub, The Roxy. It certainly was a most auspicious beginning!

On this day in 1975, Bruce Springsteen released his "Born To Run" album and single. While Springsteen's two previous albums had failed to make any significant commercial impression, "Born to Run" went all the way to #3 and remained on the charts for 60 weeks. As few weeks later, the "Born To Run" single peaked at #23.

On this day in 1975, War's iconic "Low Rider" entered the singles charts on its way to #7 as David Bowie released his song "Fame." Written in part by John Lennon, who was inspired by Shirley & Company's "Shame, Shame, Shame," "Fame" soon became Bowie's first #1 hit single.

On this day in 1980, Queen's "The Game" album hit #1 for the first of five weeks, eventually selling over four million copies. Though Queen had become one of the biggest bands in the world, "The Game" was their only album to top the American charts.

On this day in 1983, the first ARMS Benefit Concert to raise money for research to fight Multiple Sclerosis, which former Faces bass player Ronnie Lane suffered from, was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Ronnie's friends Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Steve Winwood were among the featured performers.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Hump Day 9/20/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1975
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Scorpions tix! @12:15pm

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It was Henry David Thoreau who said: "After the first blush of sin comes its indifference."

It was Oscar Wilde who said: "Experience is the one thing you can't get for nothing."

It was Rita Rudner who said: "When I eventually met Mr. Right, I had no idea that his first name was Always."

It was Napoleon Bonaparte who said: "A leader is a dealer in hope."


September 21, 2017


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Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder is 70.

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On this day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix released his version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" just six months after Dylan's original recording. Jimi's version eventually hit #20, making it his highest charting single in The States.

On this day in 1974, Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" became their first (and only) million-selling #1 hit single.

On this day in 1991, Rush's million-selling "Roll The Bones" became their seventh American Top 10 album when it hit #3.

On this day in 2006, original Bad Company bassist Raymond "Boz" Burrell died of a heart attack at his home in Spain. He was 60 years of age.

The Uncle Joe's Show Menu

Thursday 9/21/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: Top 10 Tom Petty
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Scorpions tix! @12:15pm

Off The Record w/uncJoe Index logo 257x66px logo

This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Steve Winwood and Traffic, as well as Joe's brand new conversation with Steve. Check out this preview!

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It was Keith Richards who said: "Nothing is static in this life — and thank God."

It was Albert Einstein who said: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

It was Winston Churchill who said: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

It was Sidney Greenberg who said: "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him."


08 Joe on vacation.

It's time for some R&R, so you can expect my
reports to be even more sporadic than usual this week!

September 22, 2017


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Vocalist David Coverdale of Whitesnake is 66.
Joan Jett is a rockin' 59.

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On this day in 1967, The Beatles appeared on the cover of "Time Magazine."

On this day in 1973, Grand Funk's "We're An American Band" hit #2 on the album charts and induction into the Bar Band Hall Of Fame.

On this day in 1985, the first Farm-Aid concert, organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young to help the nation's farmers, was held in Champaign, Illinois and raised $10 million.

The Uncle Joe's Show Menu

Friday 9/22/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1982
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Scorpions tix! @12:15pm

Off The Record w/uncJoe Index logo 257x66px logo

This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Steve Winwood and Traffic, as well as Joe's brand new conversation with Steve. Check out this preview!

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It was Pablo Picasso who said: "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up."

It was Leonardo Da Vinci who said: "The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain."

It was Doug Stokes who said: "I wish like hell that I could do that again tomorrow."

It was Steve Maraboli who said: "As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better."

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Saturday September 30th, 6pm - 9pm: Motorcycles racing on dirt with NO BRAKES! Of course Uncle Joe will be the Grand Marshall of the Harley Night Finals — Sidecar Nationals at the Costa Mesa Speedway in the O.C. Fair & Event Center!


September 23, 2017


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Jazz legend John Coltrane would have been 91.
Ray Charles would have been 87.
Bruce Springsteen is 68.

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On this day in 1966, during his flight to London in search of a record deal as well as fame & fortune, James Marshall Hendrix changed the spelling of his nickname to Jimi.

On this day in 1967, The Doors' "People Are Strange" entered the singles charts on its way to #12.

On this day in 1972, Elton John's "Honky Cat" peaked at #8 on the charts.

On this day in 1973, Paul and Linda McCartney and Denny Laine of Wings returned to England from Nigeria where they had recorded the basic tracks for the classic "Band On The Run" album. In short order, Macca was finishing the project in former Beatles producer George Martin's AIR Studios with former Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick.

On this day in 1978, "Double Vision" by Foreigner entered the singles charts on its way to #2 as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' "Listen To Her Heart" began its climb to #59.

On this day in 1978, Boston played the first of two sold-out Summer Fest dates at Anaheim Stadium.

On this day in 1989, Don Henley's classic "End Of The Innocence" album hit #8 as it sold six million copies. On the same day, Mötley Crüe's "Dr. Feelgood" entered the album charts on its way to #1 and six million in sales.


September 24, 2017


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Linda McCartney would have been 76.

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On this day in 1957, Elvis Presley's classic "Jailhouse Rock" single was released. It eventually spent seven weeks at #1 while scandalizing America's youth with its tongue in cheek lyrical references and searing guitar solo by Scotty Moore. Rock & Roll!

On this day in 1966, The Beatles' song "Eleanor Rigby" peaked at #11 on the charts.

On this day in 1966, Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with his new manager, Chas Chandler of The Animals. It was on that flight from New York that Hendrix changed the spelling of his name from "Jimmy" to "Jimi." Upon his arrival in England, Jimi only had a few short days to assemble a band before he'd be kicked out of the country for lack of a work visa. So within a week the brand new Jimi Hendrix Experience was performing on stage.

On this day in 1977, Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" became their third Top 10 single when it hit #3 and "Telephone Line" by ELO topped out at #7 as Styx's "Come Sail Away" entered the singles charts. Four long months later, "Come Sail Away" finally peaked at #8.

On this day in 1977, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' self-titled debut album first hit the charts. Though it eventually sold over a half million copies, it never made it into the Top 50.

On this day in 1978, Boston played the second of two sold-out "Summer Fest" dates at Anaheim Stadium. Massive mayhem ensued.

On this day in 1983, Pat Benatar's "Love Is A Battlefield" entered the charts on its way to #5 and a Best Female Rock Vocal GRAMMY Award.

On this day in 1988, Bon Jovi's "Bad Medicine" entered the singles charts on its way to a two-week run at #1.

On this day in 2005, The Rolling Stones' million-selling "A Bigger Bang" album peaked at #3 on the charts.


September 25, 2017


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On this day in 1965, The Beatles "Yesterday" entered the singles charts on its way to a four week run at #1 and becoming the most covered song in the world.

On this day in 1967, The Beatles recorded Paul McCartney's "Fool On The Hill" in Abbey Road Studios.

On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin recorded "Me And Bobby McGee" at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. Kris Kristofferson, who wrote the song, never heard her superior version of it until after she died.

On this day in 1971, Yes released their first Top 40 charting single, "Your Move," as Cat Stevens released "Peace Train," which eventually hit #7 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1976, as Boston's debut album entered the charts, eventually spending six weeks at #3 and selling over 17 million copies, Manfred Mann's Earth Band's "The Roaring Silence" began its climb to #10 — becoming the biggest album of Manfred's career. Rock & Roll was selling records!

On this day in 1976, Paul McCartney's band Wings played a benefit to raise $50,000 for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in Venice's St. Marks Square. But the 25,000 audience members at Macca's benefit concert unknowingly set back the restoration project when their combined weight loosened paving stones and allowed water to seep into the Square itself.

On this day in 1980, Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham died of over indulgence at the age of 32. Bonham passed away at guitarist Jimmy Page's home after a night of heavy drinking (reportedly 40 shots in just a few hours). The coroner reported that both asphyxiation and alcohol poisoning caused his death.

On this day in 1982, The Who's final studio album for many years, "It's Hard," entered the charts on its way to #8.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Monday 9/25/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1971
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - U.S. National Speedway Championship at Costa Mesa Speedway tix! @12:15pm
The Story - Kevin Cronin/REO Speedwagon @1:15pm

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It was Adlai Stevenson who said: "He who slings mud generally loses ground."

It was Will Rogers who said: "It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep."

It was Mark Twain who said: "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

It was Dr. Seuss/Theodor Seuss Geisel who said: "From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!"


September 26, 2017


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Crooner Brian Ferry of Roxy Music is 72.
Guitarist Craig Chaquico of Jefferson Starship fame and Los Lobos guitarist/singer/songwriter Cesar Rosas are both 63.

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On this day in 1964, The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" (their first American hit single) entered the charts on its way to #7.

On this day in 1965, Queen Elizabeth honored The Beatles with the Order Of The British Empire.

On this day in 1970, the third single from The Who's "Tommy" album, "See Me, Feel Me," entered the charts on its way to #12.

On this day in 1975, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" opened in theaters across America. Some say it never closed.

On this day in 1979, The Clash released their first single, a remake of the Bobby Fuller Four's classic, "I Fought The Law."

On this day in 1981, The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" entered the singles charts on its way to a two-week stay at #3 as Genesis' "No Reply At All" began its climb into the Top 20.

On this day in 1981, Bob Seger's live "Nine Tonight" album entered the charts on its way to a four-week stay at #3 while selling four million copies.

On this day in 1986, Boston released their third album, "Third Stage," 10 years after their first. It eventually spent four weeks at #1 and sold over four million copies.

On this day in 1987, Pink Floyd's "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason," R.E.M.'s "R.E.M. No.5: Document" and Rush's "Hold Your Fire" all entered the album charts. They eventually all sold over a million copies and charted at #3, #10 and #13 respectively.

On this day in 1987, The Grateful Dead's "Touch Of Grey" peaked at #9 on the singles chart — their only song to reach the Top 20 in a 40-plus year career.

On this day in 1987, Billy Idol's cover of the Tommy James & The Shondells song "Mony Mony" entered the charts on its way to #1.

On this day in 2003, singer Robert Palmer died of a heart attack in Paris at the age of 54.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Tuesday 9/26/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1981
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - U.S. National Speedway Championship at Costa Mesa Speedway tix! @12:15pm
The Story - Lynyrd Skynyrd/Gary Rossington @1:15pm

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It was Oscar Wilde who said: "When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers."

It was Frank Zappa who said: "Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."

It was Linda Poindexter who said: "Don't be offended when people don't seem to get you. Not everyone recognizes brilliance."

It was T. S. Eliot who said: "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"


September 27, 2017


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Guitarist/songwriter Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive is 74.
Singer/actor Meatloaf is 70.

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On this day in 1967, Paul McCartney added a new lead vocal to "Fool On The Hill" at Abbey Road Studios while orchestration was being added to "I Am The Walrus."

On this day in 1975, Pink Floyd's classic "Wish You Were Here" entered the album charts on its way to #1 and six million in sales.

On this day in 1979, just moments after beginning his song "Better Off Dead," Elton John collapsed on-stage at L.A.'s Universal Amphitheatre during a two man show with percussionist Ray Cooper. Even though he claimed he was suffering from exhaustion brought on by the flu, Elton returned after a 10 minute break to finish the nearly three-hour-long concert. Thank goodness Ray didn't have to sing!

On this day in 1980, The Rolling Stones' "She's So Cold" began its climb to #26 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1986, Boston's "Amanda" entered the singles charts on its way to a two-week run at #1.

On this day in 1986, bassist Cliff Burton of Metallica was killed when the band's bus crashed in rural Sweden. He was only 24.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Hump Day 9/27/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1968
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - U.S. National Speedway Championship at Costa Mesa Speedway tix! @12:15pm
The Story - Aerosmith/Joey Kramer @1:15pm

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It was Coach John Wooden who said: "Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."

It was Winston Churchill who said: "Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting."

It was Steven Wright who said: "I played a blank cassette at full volume and drove the mime next door totally crazy."

It was Robin Williams who said: "You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."


September 28, 2017


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On this day in 1968, Janis Joplin announced that she would be leaving Big Brother & the Holding Company in a month because she and the band "weren't growing together anymore." Ah, the Sixties!

On this day in 1974, John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" (featuring Elton John on backing vocals) entered the singles charts on its way to #1. In fact, it was John's only #1 solo single during his lifetime, and — even more surprising — he was the last former Beatle to hit that mark.

On this day in 1996, as Rush's "Test For Echo" (their ninth consecutive Top 10 LP) hit #5, R.E.M.'s "New Adventures In Hi-Fi" — their last with original drummer Bill Berry — entered the album charts for a quick run to #2.

The Uncle Joe's Show Menu

Thursday 9/28/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1976
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - U.S. National Speedway Championship at Costa Mesa Speedway tix! @12:15pm
The Story - The Police/Stewart Copeland @1:15pm

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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 The Rolling Stones as well as conversation with Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Check out this preview!

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It was Harry S. Truman who said: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

It was Raymond E. Feist who said: "Every person you encounter, whom you interact with, is there to teach you something. Sometimes it may be years before you realize what each had to show you."

It was Zig Ziglar who said: "People often say motivation doesn't last. Neither does bathing — that's why we recommend it daily."

It was Steve Jobs who said: "Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."


September 29, 2017


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Rock & Roll Icon Jerry Lee Lewis is 82.
Guitarist/singer Mark Farner of Grand Funk is 69.
Guitarist Mike Pinera, who worked with Blues Image, Iron Butterfly and Alice Cooper, is 69.

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On this day in 1963, The Rolling Stones began their first-ever tour of the U.K. supported by The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley.

On this day in 1964, The Beatles recorded "Every Little Thing," "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" and "What You're Doing" with producer George Martin at Abbey Road Studios. It was just a normal day for the lads.

On this day in 1967, drummer Mickey Hart joined The Grateful Dead.

On this day in 1967, BBC Radio broadcast a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear" at 7:30pm. Not only was John Lennon listening, he also recorded a bit of the broadcast that he later used in The Beatles' "I Am The Walrus."

On this day in 1972, Cat Stevens played a sold-out show with an orchestra at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in support of his "Catch Bull At Four" album. The show must have helped because the album eventually charted at #1.

On this day in 1973, Grand Funk hit #1 on the singles charts with "We're An American Band."

On this day in 1973, The Rolling Stones' "Goat's Head Soup" album entered the charts on its way to four weeks at #1 and three million in sales.

On this day in 1977, AC/DC unleashed their "Let There Be Rock" album. While it's true that America didn't notice for a couple more years, the Australian band was truly rewriting the Hard Rock rule book.

On this day in 1979, Robert Palmer's "Bad Case Of Loving You" peaked at #14 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1979, Foreigner's "Head Games" album entered the charts on its way into the Top 5 and five million in sales.

On this day in 1981, Billy Squier's "Don't Say No" album hit #5 while selling three million copies.

On this day in 1984, The Cars classic "Drive" peaked at #3 as Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55" entered the charts on its way to the Top 30.

On this day in 1989, Glenn Frey joined Don Henley onstage in Los Angeles for the first time since the break-up of the Eagles eight years earlier. While they were trying to figure out if they could work together again, the rest of the free world was already thinking "Eagles reunion!"

On this day in 1990, AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" was one of the most played Rock songs in all of America.

On this day in 1992, Peter Gabriel released his "Us" album which eventually sold a million copies and charted at #2.

On this day in 1996, it was announced that Julian Lennon was the anonymous buyer who had purchased Paul McCartney's handwritten recording notes for the song "Hey Jude" at auction for about $40,000. The song was written by McCartney for young Julian when John Lennon separated from his mother, Cynthia, in 1968.

The Uncle Joe's Show Menu

Friday 9/29/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: Great Guitar Riffs
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - U.S. National Speedway Championship at Costa Mesa Speedway tix! @12:15pm
The Story - Keith Richards/The Rolling Stones @1:15pm

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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 The Rolling Stones as well as conversation with Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Check out this preview!

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It was Plato who said: "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."

It was Napoleon Bonaparte who said: "Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest."

It was Albert Einstein who said: "If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play; and Z is keeping your mouth shut."

It was Diane Kavelaras who said: "Good design should solve problems, not just decorate."

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This Saturday, 7pm: Motorcycles racing on dirt with NO BRAKES! Of course Uncle Joe will be the Grand Marshall of the 49th U.S. National Speedway Championship at the Costa Mesa Speedway in the O.C. Fair & Event Center!


September 30, 2017


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Drummer Dewey Martin of Buffalo Springfield fame would have been 75.
Marc Bolan, who really was T. Rex, would have been 70.

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On this day in 1955, James Dean, the icon of cool, died in an automobile accident at the age of 24.

On this day in 1961, Bob Dylan began his recording career. His harmonica playing in a session for Caroline Hester's debut album captured the attention of record executive John Hammond, who signed Bob to a solo deal the next day. The rest, as they say, is history.

On this day in 1966, guitarist Noel Redding was offered the job of bass player in Jimi Hendrix's new band, the Experience.

On this day in 1967, as Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" peaked at #10 on the singles charts, Stephen Stills' Buffalo Springfield song "Rock 'N' Roll Woman" began its slow climb to #44.

On this day in 1969, Crosby, Stills & Nash's debut album was certified with "Gold" status, a half-million copies sold. Unfortunately, on that same day, David Crosby's girlfriend, Christine Hinton, was killed when her Volkswagen collided with a school bus in Northern California.

On this day in 1971, Yes began their first tour with keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who had just joined the band the previous month.

On this day in 1972, as they were really hitting their stride in the studio and on stage, Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "Trilogy" album hit #5.

On this day in 1978, Aerosmith's version of The Beatles' "Come Together" peaked at #23 on the singles chart.

On this day in 1978, driven by their "Renegade" hit single, Styx's "Pieces Of Eight" album entered the charts on its way to #6 and three million in sales.

On this day in 1982, Bruce Springsteen released his most haunting album, "Nebraska." Though it charted at #3, it only sold a million copies — far off his normal pace.

On this day in 1989, Aerosmith's "Pump" album, the biggest of their career, entered the charts on its way to selling over seven million copies and hitting #5.

On this day in 1997, The Rolling Stones released their "Bridges To Babylon" album. While the album didn't sell all that well, the following tour was one of their most successful — both artistically and commercially.



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