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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January 24, 2017


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Neil Diamond is 76.
Acerbic songwriter Warren Zevon would have been 70.
Blues Brother John Belushi would have been 68.


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On this day in 1970, Santana's cover of jazz percussionist Willie Bobo's "Evil Ways" entered the singles charts on its way to becoming the band's first Top 10 hit... More »»

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Tuesday 1/24/17


10 At 10: 1986
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Billy Joel tix! @12:30pm
The Story - David Bowie/Ken Scott @1:30pm


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Ray's Newest (At Last)

At last — new music from frontman Ray Davies of The Kinks! Due out on April 21st, "Americana" is actually a companion piece to Ray's 2013 memoir of the same name. And — like the book — the new album focuses on... More »»

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It was Orson Welles who said: "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."

It was Hunter S. Thompson who said: "Buy the ticket, take the ride."

It was Gen. George S. Patton who said: "If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

It was Benjamin Franklin who said: "Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame"... More »»


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This Saturday, Noon - 2pm: Join J.B. and The Sound Crew when they return for more fun at the Mike Thompson RV Super Store at 18240 Ward Street (405 at Brookhurst) in Fountain Valley. Great deals on hundreds of RVs, stories to be told and Circle K NHRA Winternationals Drag Races tickets to win — so don't be late!


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This Sunday, 10am - Noon: Get ready for great times at the 68th Annual O'Reilly Grand National Roadster Show at the Fairplex in Pomona! In addition to the 10am - Noon Uncle Joe Meet & Greet with the The Sound Crew at the Uncle Joe's Mobile Garage (courtesy of Mike Thompson's RV Super Stores), you'll be part of the biggest, most important hot rod show in the world!


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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 Bon Jovi and conversation with Jon Bon Jovi himself. Check out this preview!


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