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October 20, 2017


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Tom Petty would have been 67.

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On this day in 1964, overexcited fans were arrested during The Rolling Stones' first concert at the Olympia in Paris. The stampeding fans broke windows and chairs at the theater before 150 people were arrested.

On this day in 1973, just as Steve Miller's million-selling "The Joker" album entered the charts on its way to #2, "The Joker" single began its trek to become Steve's first #1 hit.

On this day in 1973, Elton John's classic "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album entered the charts on its way to eight weeks at #1 and over seven million sold.

On this day in 1973, Led Zeppelin's pseudo-reggae "D'yer Mak'er" began its climb into the Top 20. Note: the title (pronounced "D-jer Make Her" as in "Did You Make Her") did not appear anywhere in the song's lyrics.

On this day in 1977, just days after releasing their "Street Survivors" album, three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a fiery plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi. Ronnie Van Zant, along with Steve and Cassie Gaines were killed in that crash which, after investigation, was caused by the plane running out of fuel.

On this day in 1978, The Police began their first American tour at the infamous New York punk club CBGB.

On this day in 1979, Pat Benatar's debut album, "In The Heat Of The Night," entered the charts on its way to #12 and a million in sales as the Eagles' "Long Run," their final studio album (for many years), was about to spend nine weeks at #1 and sell seven million copies.

On this day in 1981, Bob Seger's live "Nine Tonight" album hit #3 for the first of four weeks as it racked up over four million in sales.

On this day in 1984, in a sign of things to come, U2's "Unforgettable Fire" entered the album charts on its way to selling three million copies while only peaking at #3.

On this day in 1990, driven by their hit single "Suicide Blonde," INXS' million selling "X" album hit #5 just two weeks after its release.

On this day in 2001, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Elton John, John Mellencamp and others performed at the six-hour Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden. More than 5,000 police officers and firemen attended the benefit for the families of police and firemen killed on September 11th.

On this day in 2001, the first of two nights of the Volunteers for America benefit concerts for the victims of 9/11 was held in Atlanta and Dallas. Organized by Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw, Styx was joined by REO Speedwagon, Journey, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Mark Farner and many others.

On this day in 2008, AC/DC released "Black Ice," their first album in eight years. It immediately went to #1 and sold almost a million copies in the first week alone.

On this day in 2015, 74-year-old Cory Wells, one of the three lead singers in Three Dog Night, died unexpectedly in his home in Dunkirk, New York.

The Uncle Joe's Show Menu

Friday 10/20/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: Dodgers/World Series!!
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - El Torito dinner for four! @12:15pm
Uncle Joe's vintage Off The Record interview with Tom Petty will air at Noon Friday on The Sound to honor Tom's Birthday.
The Story - Supertramp/Roger Hodgson @1:15pm

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This Sunday night at 11pm (a special time) on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Supertramp and more of Joe's extensive conversation with Roger Hodgson. Check out this preview!

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Uncle Joe's vintage Off The Record interview with Tom Petty will air at Noon Friday on The Sound to honor Tom's Birthday.

It was Tom Petty who said:
"You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free."

It was Tom Petty who said: "Music is probably the only real magic I have encpuntered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates, and does all of these incredible things."

It was Tom Petty who said: "Rock is where blues and jazz are sitting. It's been elbowed to the side, but I don't think it's done yet. You'll see young people give it another run for its money."

It was Tom Petty who said: "I'm learning to fly around the clouds but what goes up must come down. I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings, coming down is the hardest thing."

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Wot a Language!

The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
The cowboy decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.



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