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Norman & Vi Petty Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum

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With a rich musical heritage, Clovis is home to two remarkable citizens – Norman and Vi Petty, whose legacy is carried forth at the Rock 'N' Roll Museum.

The museum is located in the Clovis Business Enterprise Center, which is also home to the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, at 105 E. Grand Ave. It is designed to give visitors a glimpse into the Norman Petty Studios on Seventh Street, where musicians such as Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, Roy Orbison and other early rock and roll greats recorded some of their hits.

Some of the museum’s attractions include vintage equipment, photos and so much more. In addition, memorabilia from the Petty’s personal collections are on display, offering a behind-the-scenes look at their successful lives and careers. Even experts in “Petty-ology” will discover something new, with never-before-seen artifacts and many interesting stories captured on video and audio, and displayed throughout the exhibit.

The construction of the museum also is unique. It encompasses a re-creation of two of the studio’s rooms, as well as diner booths and lots of neon. A central attraction is the oversized 1950s Fender Stratocaster – the guitar that Buddy Holly made popular. It hangs over the entrance.

Since the museum opened in 2008, visitors from around the world have made the music pilgrimage to visit the Seventh Street Studios and the Rock 'N' Roll Museum.

The museum is temporarily CLOSED for a construction project.

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The Rock 'N' Roll Museum is not connected or associated with the Norman Petty Recording Studios or their affiliates.

Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum
Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum
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