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Norman Petty Studios

Address: 1313 West 7th St., Clovis, NM
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Clovis
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The place where the first great music I ever heard was made. The host Reverend Kenneth Broad was charming and very well informed. It is amazing to see how Norman Petty provided a home from home for stars like Buddy Holly and The Crickets, not just charging them by the hour by allowing them time and space to develop their... More 

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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Norm Petty Studios are a national treasure. They are a must see for classic rock n roll fans. I felt like I was stepping back in time. Everything seems to have been left as it was over 50 years ago... . Visitors should call to book about a week in advance of their planned visit date. Also, since the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I grew up in Clovis, used to see Norm Petty around town in the 70's. The studio is interesting, but other than that, Clovis is so lacking in interesting things to do. It is very boring. If not for this recording studio, people from Europe would not be flocking here. And yes, Buddy Holly was a great artist. But one... More 

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Solna, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

I have written about this studio in the review from Norma & Vi Pettys Rock'n'roll Museum. You had to go to both and get the true Buddy Holly story. Mot even mentioned in the movie Buddy Holly story. They are minutes away from each other.

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The original 7th street studio is still in its original mid-century condition with all of the original equipment operational. The people who provide the historic discussions / demonstrations of the studio know their stuff. It is too cool to miss!

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

One year today Ken since I visited this iconic studio, the image of which had lived in my mind's eye for some fifty five years before the dream became reality. To many of my generation, Buddy was simply the greatest of them all, and to follow in his footsteps in this priceless building was an overwhelming experience. His music provided... More 

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Elizabethtown
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited Clovis NM the weekend of the Rock n Roll Music Festival. We took this tour of the original recording studio of Norman Petty where he recorded artists like Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

To find such a significant piece of history is a true gift! Tons of history here, with authentic items used during its hayday. The back area that was used as a house is a little full and feels like an antique store rather than a museum, with dishes, glasses, bowls, etc. and I didn't understand the significance of these, but... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Really nice exhibits for Norman Petty/Buddy Holly fans. Lots to see with many displays. Fun atmosphere.

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Salem, Oregon
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48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the Norman Petty Studios very much. A lot of the original stuff is there and the man who showed me around was very knowledgeable. The best time to see it is when Clovis has their annual Music Festival - it is usually open for several days and there is free entrance.

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