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May 6, 2016

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Detroit rocker Bob Seger is 71.
Davey Johnstone, Elton John's longtime guitarist, is 65.

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On this day in 1957, Chuck Berry recorded "Rock & Roll Music." It eventually charted at #8 and, to this day, it serves as one of Rock & Roll's songwriting benchmarks.

On this day in 1965, Rolling Stone Keith Richards woke up in a Clearwater, Florida hotel room and discovered that he had composed the "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" riff on his tape recorder while he slept.

On this day in 1971, while on their way home from a small gig in Sunderland, England, The Who stopped at a construction site outside Sheffield for a roadside leak. Before long, a photo of their urination episode became the "Who's Next" album cover art — one of the most famous LP covers in all of Rock & Roll history.

On this day in 1972, Elton John's "Rocket Man" entered the singles charts on its way to #6.

On this day in 1978, Van Halen's "Runnin' With The Devil" briefly entered the singles charts, peaking at #84.

On this day in 1978, the Kansas album "Point Of Know Return" peaked at #4 with sales of over four million copies.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Friday 5/6/16

10 At 10: 1975
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box (with Speedway Motorcycle races tix!) @12:30pm
The Story - Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits @1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - Maz Jobrani

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This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Dire Straits and more of Joe's extensive conversation with frontman Mark Knopfler! Check out this preview!

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Stealing The Stones

Ever heard a story like this? The Rolling Stones have demanded that presumptive Republican presidential nomineee Donald Trump stop using their music for any part of his campaign. Sir Mick Jagger and company have not given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs (notably "Start Me Up" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want") and "have requested that they cease all use immediately." It seems that Republican politicians don't have much respect for copyrights and licensing.

Big Elty Numbers

Talk about big numbers! "Elton John's Greatest Hits" album has been certified 17-times platinum with 17 million copies sold since its November 1974 release. But wait — there's more! Sir Elty's U.S. release of "The Greatest Hits 1970-2002" has been certified six-times-platinum. But more important to the iconic legend is that his Elton John AIDS Foundation has selected 10 Americans for grants to receive leadership training in advocacy work in communities that continue to be deeply impacted by the epidemic. Right so, Piano Man!

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It was Robert F. Kennedy who said: "About one-fifth of the people are against everything all the time."

It was Dave Barry who said: "People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them."

It was Laurence J. Peter who said: "An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."

It was G. K. Chesterton who said: "Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere."

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Sunday May 15th, 11am - 1pm: More than just an Uncle Joe's Family Gathering, this will be a full scale Grand Opening party at the new Orchard Supply Hardware at 1091 Old Irvine Boulevard in Tustin! Be ready for good times and prizes!

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Sunday May 15th, 2pm - 4pm: Join J.B. as he's hanging with The Sound Crew at the Mike Thompson RV at 18240 Ward Street in Fountain Valley!

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