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Reliving the dream.

This is the greatest place to visit if you are into the 50's, 60's music. Got to run the... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
davidjaymec
A Little Gem Tucked Away for Decades

I grew up in a small Texas town halfway between Clovis and Lubbock: the two places that lock... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is the greatest place to visit if you are into the 50's, 60's music. Got to run the soundboards to Buddy Holly's songs. Got to play the Selistine that was played in "Everyday". Got to sit in Buddy's chair at the kitchen table and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

I grew up in a small Texas town halfway between Clovis and Lubbock: the two places that lock together as the historical markers of the life of Buddy Holly. We always knew what Rock and Roll Royalty had passed through our streets on the way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

I've been a big fan of Buddy Holly and the Crickets since I was nine years old and heard "Peggy Sue" playing on the radio. I also appreciate what a big influence Holly had on 1960s bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. So,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Steven B
Reviewed July 30, 2018

So let's just say, one musical career that I know of has launched out of this studio during my teenage years. Leann Rimes used to come here to record her first hit song "Blue." It is worth the stop, many memories have been made at...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank eqw1982
Reviewed June 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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!

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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On Sunday, January 6, I called the above number and spoke with Kenneth. He mentioned receiving a phone call from England to set up a visit, so I am hopeful this was you. If not, the phone works at that number, and the... More
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Sorry for the misspellings above. Darn spellcheck.
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Hello! The closest international airport to Clovis is the Lubbock Airport, and if you can't fly directly into Lubbock, then there are usually connecting flights from Dallas or other larger airports into Lubbock. I do... More
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