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 definitive 'UNCLE JOE'S RECORD GUIDES' and his syndicated 'Off The Record' rock star interview program, Benson's always been rocking! And as a family member to millions of Southern California listenersfor the past 33 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.

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August 29, 2014


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Jazz legend Charlie "The Bird" Parker would have been 94 (his nickname as a kid was "The Yardbird").
Pop icon Michael Jackson would have been 56... More »»

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On this day in 1965, The Beatles performed at the Hollywood Bowl. The show was recorded for possible release, but Paul's microphone broke, making the recordings unusable. Isn't it interesting that through all the little girls' screams, no one in the crowd noticed that they couldn't hear Paul... More »»

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Beatles Top The King

Over 50 years since The Beatles first captivated the U.S. with their debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," a new Harris Poll says the Fab Four have topped Elvis Presley as the most... More »»

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This Saturday Under The Lights! The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the Auto Club Speedway for the 2014 season finale! Look for Uncle Joe to announce Friday's practice and qualifying sessions and Saturday's MAV-TV 500 Verizon INDYCAR World Championship race under the lights. See you there!

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It was Robin Williams who said: "Death is nature's way of saying, 'your table is ready'."

It was Yogi Berra who said: "I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary."

It was Dr. Seuss/Theodor Seuss Geisel who said: "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

It was G.K. Chesterton who said: "I have formed a very clear conception of patriotism. I have generally found it thrust into the foreground by some fellow who has something to hide in the background. I have seen a great deal of patriotism; and I have generally found it the last refuge of the scoundrel"... More »»

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This week at 5:45am, 7:45am & 9:45am on 100.3 The Sound: Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Hawkins, Jeremy Hotz, Bobby Collins and Andrew Norelli. Check out the Podcasts too!»»

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This Sunday 8pm on 100.3 The Sound in Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature music of Jethro Tull as well as more of Joe's extensive conversations with Ian Anderson!

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