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 34 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.

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April 11, 2015


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Ronnie Lane, bassist with the Small Faces and owner of one of the first major mobile recording studios (used by Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones), would have been 69.
Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro would have been 61... More »»

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On this day in 1985, David Lee Roth officially left Van Halen to pursue a solo career. He was, of course, replaced almost immediately by Sammy Hagar, who was then replaced some years later by Gary Cherone, who was then replaced by Sammy Hagar, who was then replaced by David Lee Roth, who was then replaced again by... More »»

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OK, The Rolling Stones announced their 2015 North American tour without any L.A. dates. But because they always add shows to their schedule, perhaps the 15-city Zip Code stadium tour will be... More »»

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Hump Day 4/1/15


10 At 10: April Fool's Day
On This Day: 11:45am
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box (with Van Halen/Hollywood Bowl tix!): 12:30pm
The Story - Mick Fleetwood: 1:45pm
Laughter At 45 After - Maria Bamford: 4:45pm & 6:45pm
Laughter At 45 After - Late Night Round Up: 5:45pm... More »»

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This Evening! 5pm - 7pm: Join Uncle Joe and The Sound Crew for the first Prolong Twilight Cruise of the season in the NHRA Museum parking lot at the Fairplex in Pomona. Enjoy all the beautiful hot rods and join the party for FREE! (Admission inside the museum that evening will be just $5.) Great times to be had!!


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It was Mark Twain who said: "The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work."

It was Charlie Chaplin who said: "We think too much and feel too little."

It was Ricky Lee Jones who said: "You never know when you're making a memory."

It was Katharine Hepburn who said: "If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased"... More »»

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This week at 4:45pm, 5:45pm & 6:45pm on 100.3 The Sound: Rodney Dangerfield, Trevor Noah, Maria Bamford, Sebastian Maniscalco and Craig Shoemaker.

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 the music of Jimi Hendrix and more of Joe's extensive conversation with Janie Hendrix and engineer/producer Eddie Kramer.

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