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Rock & Roll Museum
105 E. Grand St, Clovis
SouthEast
575-763-3435

Dedicated to recording and preserving Clovis’ musical history, the Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum pays homage to the Petty’s as well as the artists who recorded at the 7th Street Studio. The museum is designed to educate visitors about the process of recording by displaying an operational recording studio from the 1950s. This studio contains original equipment that came from the 7th St. Studios where artists such as Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Roy Orbison, Buddy Knox, Waylon Jennings, Sonny West, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs, Charlie Phillips, Jimmy Bowen, Johnny Duncan, Carolyn Hester, Chita Rivera and many others recorded. These artists created the "Clovis Sound," that is known and still sought to be reproduced worldwide today. The museum is designed to complement the Norman Petty 7th St. Studios and display artifacts from the studios including the original mixing board used by Norman Petty to record Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Other artifacts include numerous photographs, musical instruments, an extensive radio collection and other memorabilia. A jukebox plays songs from the 50s and reminds us that Rock 'n' Roll is here to stay. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission cost is $5 per person (cash) and $6 per person (MasterCard or Visa).