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Norman Petty Studios

1313 W 7th St, Clovis, NM 88101-7127
+1 575-356-6422
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The original Norman Petty Studios

I got back from Lubbock today, after a bucket list trip to follow in the footsteps of my lifelong... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Unique Music History and Hospitality

When you think of the music business, this is not what comes to mind. Here is a comfortable... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1313 W 7th St, Clovis, NM 88101-7127
+1 575-356-6422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank damianbray
Reviewed 4 November 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 9 August 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 10 July 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 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Made a last minute decision to go whilst at the Buddy Holly museum in Lubbock. Lady there made a call and we drove straight there and met up with Kenneth Broad and Dave Bingham happened to be there. What a fantastic experience, which brought tears...More

1  Thank glopaul
Reviewed 16 March 2017

What an experience. Kenneth was so friendly and knowledgeable. The tour wasn't rushed so you can take you're time and absorb it all and feel as if you were there when it all happened. Met David Bingham and Paul Gore and had an impromptu jamming...More

1  Thank katejennings2017
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This was the most awesome experience. This is a must-see for Buddy Holly fans. The studio has a lot of original equipment and the people giving the tour were amazing. The nicest, most personable people anyone can meet. Highly recommended for Buddy Holly/Crickets fans and...More

Thank MiMi J
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've visited several times and there is always something I didn't see the first time. This studio has been lovingly preserved with many original furnishings and authentic vintage pieces. The personal touch provided by the volunteer guides is really special. The tours must be scheduled...More

1  Thank Dana M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I live in Clovis but had never been to the museum until recently. It is very impressive and interesting.

1  Thank CP202014
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Sue F
23 August 2015|
Response from Cy C | Reviewed this property |
Sue, their system is unfortunately not automated. The best way would be to contact the Norman and Vi Petty Rock and Roll Museum in Clovis, New Mexico via the telephone. The museum is inside of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce... More
1 April 2015|
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