Norman Petty Recording Studios
Musical greats such as Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly helped put Clovis on the rock 'n' roll map, creating the “Clovis Sound” at the Norman Petty Studios.
Visitors to the Norman Petty Studios can see equipment used by Buddy Holly and The Fireballs, such as the large dangling microphones, the original control board, clocks on the walls, original Coke machine and authentic 1950s furnishings. The curators have worked hard to keep the studio as it was so musical enthusiasts can take a step back in time to the grand old days of rock 'n' roll.
Norman Petty was a musical genius who, with his wife Vi and guitarist Jack Vaughn, formed a successful musical group of their own in the 1950s called the Norman Petty Trio. The Trio became one of America’s top vocal and instrumental groups, and with songs like “Mood Indigo,” soared onto the pages of musical history.