While Ben Wasson, a native born Missourian, was serving as a radar man on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid, he danced at the local USO in New York City to Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue”. Little could he know that a short time later he would be in far away Clovis, NM at the legendary Norvajak Recording Studio singing into the same microphone and produced by the same producer, as the late great Buddy Holly. Ben worked under the tutelage of the innovative engineer/producer/composer Norman Petty. Ben recorded with some of Nashville’s greatest talents, such as - Tommy Allsup, Brien Fisher, Norris Wilson and musicians - Pete Drake, Lloyd Greene, Weldon Myrick, Hargus Robbins, Buddy Harman, and The Jordanaires.