It all went down right here in Monmouth County. Here's how it happened...

Benjamin is in the middle of rehearsals for a big show coming up in Asbury Park, and so we found ourselves at the Jersey Shore home of Franke Previte. He's the incredibly talented singer, songwriter, and composer who wrote one of the most famous songs on planet earth: "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing!

Franke won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe (which Benj got to hold for this photo) for that amazing song which, by the way, was chosen as one of ASCAP's top 20 songs ever written, landing at number 15!

And yes, that's the same Franke from the rock band Franke and the Knockouts! Remember them?!!

If you'd like to get more info on the fantastic James Taylor/Carole King/Carly Simon show that Benj is performing in with some of the Jersey Shore's best musicians and singers, CLICK HERE!