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

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July 20, 2017


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Bassist John Lodge of The Moody Blues is 72.
Guitar god Carlos Santana is 70.
Singer Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave would have been 53.
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard is 51.


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On this day in 1968, a new Progressive Rock era dawned as The Moody Blues' "Tuesday Afternoon" entered the singles charts on its way to #28. In a related side note, within six months sales of the newly invented consumer stereo headphones rocketed due to the success of The Moody Blues albums... More »»

The Uncle Joe's Show Menu

Thursday 7/20/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1985
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Guns N' Roses tix! @12:15pm
The Story - Mick Jagger/The Rolling Stones @1:15pm

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It was John Fugelsang who said: "I view Jesus much the way I view Elvis. I love the guy, but some of the fan clubs terrify me."

It was Steven Wright who said: "I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed-reading accident. I hit a bookmark."

It was Jimmy Kimmel who said: "Experts say the decrease in crime could be due to the aging of the population, increased incarceration, and many criminals finding jobs in the banking industry and on Wall Street."

It was Dalai Lama who said: "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them"... More »»


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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 Boston as well as more of Joe's extensive conversation with Tom Scholz and Brad Delp. Check out this preview!


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