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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February 23, 2017


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Blues guitarist Johnny Winter would have been 73.
Sweet bassist/singer Steven Priest is 69.
Guitarist Brad Whitford of Aerosmith is 65.


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On this day in 1980, Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" hit #1. It's true, Freddie Mercury wrote it while in a bathtub... More »»

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Thursday 2/23/17


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Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Alice Cooper & Deep Purple tix! @12:45pm
The Story - Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin @1:30pm

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Eddie Steps Up

As funding for school music programs continue to dwindle, guitar god Eddie Van Halen has donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to the nonprofit Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, which is... More »»

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It was Michael Deacon who said: "A well-crafted insult should be admired — it takes far more skill than any compliment."

It was Derek Bok who said: "There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot."

It was Oscar Wilde who said: "Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable."

It was Voltaire who said: "Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do"... More »»


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This Saturday, Noon - 2pm: Check out gorgeous world-class automobiles at amazing prices and celebrate with J.B. at the OC Auto Source at The Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa! Stop by and ENTER TO WIN U2 TICKETS!

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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 Elton John, as well as conversation with Sir Elton and producer Ken Scott. Check out this preview!


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