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Clovis in Curry County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Norman Petty Studios

Norman Petty Studios Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Elizabeth Winter
1. Norman Petty Studios Marker
Inscription.  At thirteen, Norman began cutting records in his fathers filling station. With money earned from the Norman Petty Trio's "mood Indigo", Petty converted a family grocery store next door into a modern recording studio where he experimented with echo and microphone settings. In 1957, Petty made rock' n' roll history recording Buddy Holly and the Crickets' "That'll Be The Day". The sound influenced a generation, and his techniques are still used today.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1957.
Location. 34° 24.271′ N, 103° 13.274′ W. Marker is in Clovis, New Mexico, in Curry County. Marker is on West 7th Street east of West Street, on the right when traveling east. Mounted to building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 W 7th St, Clovis NM 88101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farwell, Texas (approx. 10.4 miles away in Texas); Near Route of the Coronado Expedition (approx. 10.4 miles away in Texas); Parmer County
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(approx. 10˝ miles away in Texas); Hopping-Aldridge House (approx. 10˝ miles away in Texas); Blackwater Draw (approx. 10.8 miles away); Rose Powers White (approx. 10.8 miles away); Olivet Cemetery (approx. 10.8 miles away in Texas); Portales (approx. 14.9 miles away).
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Norman Petty. Includes links to the studio website. (Submitted on November 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Sep. 30, 2023