Many of the biggest names in music started their careers in New Mexico. And, for musicians like Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Leann Rimes and the Fireballs, it began at the Norman Petty Recording Studios in Clovis.
On Thursday, June 4, the New Mexico Music Commission, You And Me Productions and PBS stations throughout the state are teaming up to tell audiences about the music legends who came out of eastern New Mexico and west Texas. Included will be a tour of the studio where the original equipment is still preserved and where songs like Buddy Holly's “That'll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue” were recorded.
Audiences will also learn what the Clovis community is currently doing to honor musicians, and see and hear from the talent that is still coming from the area. During the New Mexico premiere, live from the KNME studios, members of the Fireballs will join Music Commission Director Nancy Laflin talking about what it was like for a group of teens from New Mexico to have a number one hit song, “Sugar Shack.”
The documentary will air Thursday, June 4, at 7:00 PM, simulcast on New Mexico's three PBS stations: KENW ( Ch. 3 - Portales) serving Eastern N.M., KNME (Ch. 5 - Albuquerque/Santa Fe) serving northern and central N.M., and KRWG (Ch. 22 - Las Cruces) serving Southern N.M.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
PETTY STUDIOS DOCUMENTARY
This just in from the New Mexico Music Commission:
at May 26, 2009
One of the strangest old folk songs I've ever heard deals with a bird that wobbles (or maybe warbles ) as it flies but rarely mak...
A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican June 22, 2007 ThaMuseMeant fled Santa Fe for the Pacific Northwest a few ye...
Friday, January 14, 2011 KSFR, Santa Fe, NM Webcasting! 10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM email m...
As usual for a Throwback Thursday post, this one features a bunch of videos with great old songs. But this time, neither the music itself...