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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July 28, 2016


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Keyboardist Richard Wright of Pink Floyd would have been 73.
Famed blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield would have been 72.
Drummer Simon Kirke of Bad Company is 67.
Guitar god Steve Morse of Deep Purple is 62.

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On this day in 1973, Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water" peaked at #4 as "Money" by Pink Floyd topped out at #13 and "Over The Hills And Far Away" by Led Zeppelin reached #51 on the singles charts. Meanwhile, Grand Funk's "We're An American Band" entered the charts on its way to #1. Doesn't it just seem like some days everything happens at once?... More »»

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Thursday 7/28/16


10 At 10: 1972
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box (Oddball Comedy Festival tix!) @12:30pm
The Story - Keith Richards/The Rolling Stones @1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - Pablo Francisco

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Mucho More G N' R

No one would have guessed it could ever happen, but the Guns N' Roses reunion tour is going to roll through next year! Word is that the Not In This Lifetime tour has "no end date," and the band is having... More »»

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It was Oscar Wilde who said: "Life is too important to be taken seriously."

It was Muhammad Ali who said: "It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up."

It was Audrey Hepburn who said: "I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person."

It was Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead who said: "There is a place where music, dreams and magic come together"... More »»


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This Sunday OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Rush as well as more conversation with Neil Peart. Check out this preview!


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This week on 100.3 The Sound: Jeff Foxworthy, Jackie Kashian, John Mulaney, Pablo Francisco and Tom Wilson. Check out the Podcasts too!»»



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