Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rocking in Clovis: Watch For Us on TV Tomorrow

The New Mexico Music Commission has produced a documentary film on the Norman Petty Studio in Clovis and its historical significance. The studio is where Buddy Holly recorded "Peggy Sue" and other hits. Other musicians who recorded there include Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, and Buddy Knox. Although no longer in use, the studio is still open for tours by appointment. 

You can watch the film on PBS stations across New Mexico on Thursday June 4, 2009 at 7PM.

Article in the Clovis News Journal

Norman Petty Studio website

After you've seen the documentary on Thursday, you'll probably want to come and visit the studio itself. The best time is during the Clovis Music Festival. Quotes below are from the Festival website:

The Clovis Music Festival will take place at Marshall Auditorium on September 10-13, 2009. We are excited to have the following artists performing at this year's festival, they are: The Nelson Brothers, The Originators of Rock & Roll featuring Johnny Rogers as Buddy Holly, Darell Croy as Jerry Lee Lewis, Pete Peterkin as Little Richard, Johnny Tillotson, Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles, Dave Somerville of The Diamonds, The Fireballs, Tommy Allsup, Kevin Montgomery and more.

In September of last year, Clovis opened the 
Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum, which is another place to visit. Another quote: [The museum] celebrates the achievements of record producer Norman Petty. The museum features unique items from his life and times. The museum is located at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave. The museum hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission to the museum is $5 per person. Check back for information about festival hours.


JC said...

If I ever get back to your part of the world, I'd say that was something I should see.

(I've been to carlbad cavern's twice)

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Kevin Montgomery said...

Thanks for the mention! See you in Clovis.
Kevin Montgomery

Brittney said...

I just wanted to thank you for all your positive comments about Clovis. My husband just got orders to Cannon, and after reading and hearing all the negatives about the area, I thought my life was over. However, you and a friend that has recently moved there has made me realize that it really isn't that bad, and can actually be enjoyable. Thank you so much for that!

clairz said...

JC and Kevin, thanks for stopping by. Kevin, can't wait to hear you at the music festival.

Brittney, don't worry about Clovis. It won't be like any place you've ever lived, but the people are friendly and the weather is incredible. I've got a bunch of photos of the town posted at if you'd like to take a look. If you have any questions about living here, just ask!