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 35 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.

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May 27, 2016


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Bassist/keyboardist Pete Sears, most famous for his work with Rod Stewart and Jefferson Starship, is 67... More »»

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On this day in 1978, The Rolling Stones' "Miss You," the first single from their forthcoming "Some Girls" album, entered the charts. It went on to become the Stones' third and final #1 hit in the Seventies, and "the song" of the Summer of '78... More »»

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It was W.C. Fields who said: "Anybody who hates dogs and loves whiskey can't be all bad."

It was Marcel Proust who said: "True discovery consists not in finding new landscapes, but in seeing the same landscape with new eyes."

It was Jay Leno who said: "Politics is just show business for ugly people."

It was D.H. Lawrence who said: "She was always waiting, it seemed to be her forte"... More »»


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This Saturday, 8pm: Uncle Joe will be emceeing the "Official" Keith Emerson Tribute Concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Many of the artists who worked with Keith and were his close friends will perform a retrospective of his entire career, from The Nice, to ELP, to The Keith Emerson Band and the Three Fates Project. The featured performers include:
The Keith Emerson Band
Brian Auger (Oblivion Express)
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan/Doobie Bros.)
Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr's All-Star Band)
Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson Band/Toy Matinee)
Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck/Frank Zappa)
Travis Davis (The Keith Emerson Band)
Eddie Jobson (U.K./Roxy Music)
Steve Lukather (Toto)
Steve Porcaro (Toto)
Ed Roth (Annie Lennox),
Philippe Saisse (Al Dimeola)
Joe Travers (Zappa's Universe)
Mike Wallace (Dragonchoir)


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This Sunday OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of the Electric Light Orchestra and more of Joe's extensive conversations with Jeff Lynne. Check out this preview!


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This week on 100.3 The Sound: Gabriel Iglesias, Jackie Kashian, Steve Byrne and Brian Regan. Check out the Podcasts too!»»



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