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Joe's dad is a musician.  Starting in the 1970's he wrote and recorded music and lead bands. In the 1980's and 1990's he acheived radio success and was featured on the Dr. Demento radio show which saw his songs, "I saw Elvis" and "Zip It" (a Morton Downey Jr. parody) get regular airplay.

Joe's dad was recently featured in Mick Mercer's, "Music to die for" which covered his death rock music, "Corpse".  Click images below to read about it



 



 
Joe's Uncle Ed is also a musician.  In the 1960's he founded
Spot and the Blotters,
then later The Four Souls.  Today he's
a best selling author and radio personality.
 
You may have
seen him on the Syfy Channel's
Paranormal Witness
episode The Tenants for having the unfortunate
luck of buying the most haunted
house, ever....and had the first nationally
televised excorsism on NBC in 1970 because of it. 

Head on over to his website to find out more.  www.edwinbecker.com








Joe's Late Uncle (through marriage) Joe Kelley was the lead guitarist for
a popular Chicago area 1960's band, "The Shadows of Knight" who
became famous for their rendition of the Van Morrison cover, G-L-O-R-I-A.  He also
ghosted lead guitar on another band's hit, "The Outsiders" Time Won't Let Me because
their lead guitarist wasn't at the studio and caught Joe after a Shadows session so they could complete the track.  Both Uncle Ed and Uncle Joe played a show together back in the day.

Fortunately, Joe got to record two songs with him while he was still alive which are available for purchase in the music section of this website.  
 





 


Joe continues family tradition as you will see on this website via appearances on the radio, on solo albums, compilation and tribute albums, guest appearances and film soundtracks in addition to appearances in books, magazines, advertisements and interviews.

There is always news.  There is always something going on.  There is always new music.

As they say, "The show must go on".  So check back frequently for updates.

Evil