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May 30, 2015


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On this day in 1964, The Beatles' "Love Me Do" hit #1 in the States.

On this day in 1968, The Beatles began recording their "White" album by doing 18 takes of "Revolution 1" (John Lennon was hard to please that day).

On this day in 1970, the most powerful live album in the history of Rock & Roll, The Who's "Live At Leeds," and The Beatles' last album, "Let It Be," both entered the charts. "Let It Be" soon sold four million copies while spending four weeks at #1 as "Live At Leeds" eventually hit #4 while selling two million copies.

On this day 1975, in one of their most productive sessions ever, The Who recorded both "Squeeze Box" and "Slip Kid" for "The Who By Numbers" album.

On this day in 1980, bassist Carl Radle, who played in Eric Clapton's Derek & the Dominos, died from a kidney ailment at the age of 37.

On this day in 1981, quickly recorded to meet contractual obligations, Van Halen's "Fair Warning" began a climb to #5 on the album charts as AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" began the first of six weeks at #3 while selling over six million copies five years after it had first been released in Australia. Those were interesting times indeed.

On this day in 1981, Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" began a run to #19 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1992, the Black Crowes' "Southern Harmony And Musical Companion," in many fan's opinions their best album, began a run to #1.

On this day in 2007, Motley Crue's "Girls, Girls, Girls" album began its climb to #12 on the singles charts.


May 31, 2015


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Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham would have been 67.

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On this day in 1969, The Guess Who's "These Eyes" peaked at #6 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1969, The Moody Blues' "On The Threshold Of A Dream" began a climb to #20 with a million sold just as Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends" album began its slow climb to #35.

On this day in 1975, the Eagles' "One Of These Nights" entered the singles charts on its way to #1.

On this day in 1975, Paul McCartney's "Listen To What The Man Said" began its run to #1 on the singles charts just as Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Nuthin' Fancy" album hit #9.

On this day in 1976, Paul McCartney was featured on the cover of "Time" magazine.

On this day in 1976, The Who's gig at Britain's Charlton Athletic Grounds put them in the "Guinness Book Of World Records" as the loudest band ever with 120 decibels of sterilizing sound.

On this day in 1980, the classic Judas Priest album "British Steel" — powered by the ripping "Living After Midnight" — began its run to #34 while selling over a million copies and influencing every bar band in the world.

On this day in 1986, the title track of the Genesis album "Invisible Touch" began a quick run to #1 on the singles charts.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Friday 5/29/15


10 At 10: 1975
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box (with Jim Gaffigan tix!): 12:30pm
The Story - Bill Wyman/The Rolling Stones: 1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - Kathleen Madigan: 4:45pm & 6:45pm
Laughter At 45 After - Late Night Round Up: 5:45pm

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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 The Rolling Stones as well as more of Joe's extensive conversation with bassist Bill Wyman. Check out this preview!


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On Stage

U2 continue their 5-night run at The Forum Saturday and Sunday while Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and BTO rocks the Saban Theatre on Saturday and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience hist the Greek Theatre on Sunday.

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It was Fred Allen who said: "A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized."

It was H. L. Mencken who said: "A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know."

It was Kurt Vonnegut who said: "The telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful."

It was Oscar Wilde who said: "She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness."

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Sunday June 21st, 10am - 10pm: Check out the massive, free Day of Music in Fullerton where Uncle Joe will be hanging with The Sound crew at the main stage and rockin' with The Jeremy Benson Band from 1p - 2pm! Great fun to be had — rock on!


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