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 37 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.
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April 25, 2018


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Blues legend Albert King would have been 95.
Bassist Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival is 73.
Steve Ferrone, drummer with the Average White Band and Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, is 68... More »»

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On this day in 1987, Genesis' "In Too Deep" single — from the already very successful "Invisible Touch" album — entered the charts on its way to #3 as Tom Petty's "Jammin' Me" began a rockin' run to #18... More »»

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This weekend, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Journey and more of Joe's extensive conversation with Steve Perry. Check out this preview!


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Which one of these handpicked selections is your fave Unc's Quote Of The Day?

It was Albert Einstein who said: "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

It was Linda Poindexter who said: "Not all relationships are meant to last, they're just practice for the one that does."

It was Keith Richards who said: "Sometimes I think songwriting is about tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a heart attack."

It was Clare Boothe Luce (not Leonardo da Vinci) who said: "The height of sophistication is simplicity.""



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