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 18, 2016



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On this day in 1986, Heart's "These Dreams" and INXS' "What You Need" both entered the charts. Soon Heart would hit #1 and INXS #5 — for both, their highest charting singles to date... More »»

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Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Grand National Roadster Show tix! @12:30pm
The Story - Bad Company/Paul Rodgers @1:30pm


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Did you remember to act surprised when U2 sold out their May 20th The Joshua Tree Rose Bowl concert in a matter of minutes yesterday? Well the draw of the Irish lads playing their entire "The Joshua Tree" album for the first time to celebrate its 30th anniversary was too much for us to resist. And that's why U2 immediately added three more U.S. shows, including another Rose Bowl gig on... More »»

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It was James Russell Lowell who said: "The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion."

It was Kenneth Tynan who said: "A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car."

It was Hunter S. Thompson who said: "Every now and then you run up on one of those days when everything's in vain."

It was Mark Twain who said: "I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one"... More »»


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This Saturday, Noon - 2pm: Join J.B. and NHRA Funny Car Champion Drag Racer Jack Beckman 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!


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This Sunday: Uncle Joe will be welcoming Styx back to the Saban Theatre for another great, great show!!


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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 Peter Frampton and more of Joe's extensive conversation with Peter. Check out this preview!


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