In the 50s and 60s the highway ran through Clovis right in front of the studio. Due to road noise, Norman often recorded groups at night.
This studio is frozen in the fifties. Ken was a personal friend of the Petty's and gave us a terrific tour. He related many interesting stories about the groups that recorded here. The nice thing is that nothing is roped off or behind glass. You can sit where the greats sat and touch the key boards and instruments their fingers played.
|Buddy Holly and the Crickets used this microphone to record Peggy Sue.|
The control room is tight and was state of the art in its' day. To achieve the sound Norman was looking for he modified off the shelf equipment and built his own custom recording equipment.
Current location 35.158761, -103.722091