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Rock n Roll History!

The beginnings of rock n roll! NorVaJak is where Buddy Holly recorded all of his hits, setting the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John B P
Interesting glimpse into Rock n Roll history

Tour included a narrative of the of us sound produced in this studios. Plenty of time for questions... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
Wanda W
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1313 W 7th St, Clovis, NM 88101-7127
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beginnings of rock n roll! NorVaJak is where Buddy Holly recorded all of his hits, setting the future of popular music and influencing the Beatles, Eric Clapton and generations to come. Other famous artists-Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison and so many more also had their...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Tour included a narrative of the of us sound produced in this studios. Plenty of time for questions and an serve of equipment of the time. Thoroughly enjoyed!

Thank Wanda W
Reviewed May 26, 2018

All the original equipment works and you get to hear it! At least as fantastic to visit as Sun Studio - and that is a great place. If you love music you MUST go. Very friendly people, too. It was like visiting your best neighbors....More

2  Thank high123bid
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Came upon this gem by accident. Visited with David Bingham and his wife in the studio for 2 1/2 hrs. David is one of the 'ROSES' that backed up Buddy Holly one the road. The only group to do so. The tour they gave us...More

Thank Randy O
Reviewed April 25, 2018

A recording studio from the past; a part of American history. A studio that looks and feels like it would have been in its hey-day with equipment and all in working order. Interesting to see and remember a reel-to-reel tape deck. Most interesting was the...More

Thank LVOldTimer
Reviewed February 8, 2018

I got back from Lubbock today, after a bucket list trip to follow in the footsteps of my lifelong hero, Buddy Holly. Being born in 1968 and considering Buddy passed in 1959, I was in search of something that would make him real to me....More

2  Thank damianbray
Reviewed November 3, 2017

When you think of the music business, this is not what comes to mind. Here is a comfortable recording studio with a super-friendly guide who shares a piece of American music history. As authentic and hands-on as I've ever seen, the Petty Studios are frozen...More

Thank LovePgh
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

First, be sure to call Kenneth Broad, the nice, friendly tour guide for a time to tour the studio. They do tours on request and from M-F. A two week notice is requested. We set up a tour at 11, but arrived early and went...More

1  Thank Irish4love
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Memorable, historic, amazing..a great visit and very emotional to visit where buddy holly actually recorded. You see and hear the original recording tapes is historic. Highlight of our holiday.

Thank Joan B
Reviewed May 23, 2017

There is so much history at Norman Petty Studios. They will accommodate special tours and always have tours during the Music Festival

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Denis C
April 2, 2016|
Response from Maggie L |
Yes! Visit the superoldies site for his contact information to schedule a tour.
Sue F
August 22, 2015|
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March 31, 2015|
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The studio is available for tours by appointment only. You can find the contact info for the studio by visiting superoldies . com.