Tuesday, May 26, 2009


This just in from the New Mexico Music Commission:

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.

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