Posts Tagged With: buddy holly

Peggy Sue Dies At 78…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus, California. I’m scheduled to depart here November 7th.

 

Yesterday I stumbled upon the fact that Peggy Sue Gerron passed away at 78 years on October 1st.

 

You remember Peggy Sue whom Buddy Holly sang about so many years ago back in 1957…

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

In my many years of travel, I’ve met many interesting people. Back on November 9th of 2012, I spent the afternoon at the home of Peggy Sue. You can read my blog post about that visit by clicking this link…

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/i-meet-peggy-sue/

 

 

I enjoyed my visit with her…she told me many interesting stories during my visit.

 

 

You can read the newspaper account of her passing by clicking this link…

http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20181001/peggy-sue-gerron-inspiration-for-buddy-holly-song-dies-in-lubbock

 

 

I know we all have to go sometime. It got me thinking that in less than six weeks I turn 78…. Hmmmm.

 

It’s said “only the good die young”… so I guess and hope that means I’ve still got a few more years left in me.  🙂

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 76 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

united-states-mapnico

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2018

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I Meet Peggy Sue! (GA292)

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Palm desert, California. I’m scheduled to depart here March 15th.

 

 

This entry was posted November 10, 2012

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #4271, here in Lubbock, Texas. I expect to leave here this morning.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco about 10 miles to the home of Peggy Sue Gerron. You remember Peggy Sue…she was the girl Buddy Holly sang about back in 1957 when she was a high school senior.

 

 

I spent a most enjoyable hour chatting with Peggy Sue about her life. She told me many stories including some of the false stories. For instance…it is said the title of the song was changed from Cindy Lou. Not true says Peggy Sue…there never was a person named Cindy Lou in their families or circle of friends. Back in those days it was popular for guys to sing about their girls such as Donna by Richie Valens and Claudette by the Everly Brothers. Richie Valens was killed in the same plane crash as Buddy Holly in 1959. Buddy was just 22 years old.

 

 

Peggy Sue was never Buddy Holly’s girlfriend. She went with and eventually married Jerry Allison, the drummer for The Crickets Band.

 

 

Peggy Sue has her own website where you can read all about her…
http://www.peggysueonline.com/

 

 

Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy Sue with her cat Sox…

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s Peggy Sue with a watercolor painting of her when she was 19 or 20 years old…

 

 

 

 

 

And a poster from several years ago…

 

 

 

 

 

She graciously gave me an autographed copy of her book…

 

 

 

 

 

After my visit with Peggy Sue I drove to Radio Station KDAV. It’s called “the Buddy Holly Station” because young Buddy Holly performed in a country show there before he reached stardom…

 

 

 

 

 

Then back to the Buddy Holly Center which I wrote about two days ago. The house that Peggy Sue lived in with her husband Jerry Allison was recently moved adjacent to the Buddy Holly Center…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final stop of the day was in front of the house where Buddy Holly and his family lived when his song “That’ll Be The Day” was #1 in the country…

 

 

I could not possibly end this Blog entry without letting you listen to Buddy Holly sing about Peggy Sue…one more time. Just click the link…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku5UeUT7yIQ

 

 

All in all it was another enjoyable day.

 

 

Meeting famous people is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

In other news…

Yesterday I bought gas for a cheaper price than I have in a long time…$3.03.9. Then I drove another mile or so and saw several more stations at $2.97.9. Never thought I’d ever see gas at under $3.00 again!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 79 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapPalm Desert

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Lubbock, Texas Day 4 (GA291)

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Palm desert, California. I’m scheduled to depart here March 15th.

 

 

This entry was posted November 9, 2012

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #4271. I expect to leave here tomorrow morning.

 

 

Yesterday I wrote about the Buddy Holly Center near downtown Lubbock located at the corner of 19th Street and The Crickets Avenue. Directly across the street to the west is the Texas Walk Of Fame. Here is a plaque that explains it…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Texas Walk Of Fame consists of 65 plaques (currently) on a curved wall with an eight foot tall statue of Buddy Holly in the center forefront…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though I’m not from Texas, here are some of the names I recognized…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A side view…

 

 

 

 

 

This almost back view shows that Buddy Holly has a good view of the Buddy Holly Center directly across the street…

 

 

Enjoying interesting places and things is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW.
Mary did not post this date.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 73 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapPalm Desert

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

 

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Lubbock, Texas Day 3 (GA290)

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Palm desert, California. I’m scheduled to depart here March 15th.

 

 

This entry was posted November 8, 2012

 

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #4271. I expect to be here for a couple more days.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the about eight miles to the Buddy Holly Center near downtown Lubbock. The main gallery was very nicely done containing a lot of memorabilia from Buddy’s younger days. However…no photography was allowed. Boo on them  I just do not see what the big deal is with the no photography bit is. I saw nothing in here, that if I took a photo of it and shared it with you, that would make the world come to an end. There were a number of signs reminding you of the photography and video ban. Interesting…

 

 

From what I’ve read on the Internet it’s all because of his widow Maria Elana. She owns the rights to his name, image, trademarks, and other intellectual property. It all appears she still profits financially 53 years after his death.

 

 

Here’s the official website link…
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/

 

 

Here is a website link about his ex-wife. It states that she “did not attend the funeral and has never visited the grave site”. She also claims that she is protecting his image. There are a number of websites about his widow. Just put Maria Elana Holley in your Internet search box, read for yourself and draw your own conclusions. Interesting…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar%C3%ADa_Elena_Holly

 

 

Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After visiting the center, I paid Buddy Holly a visit…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the interesting museums is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 69 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapPalm Desert

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 68 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

united-states-mapPalm Desert

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Norm & Vi Petty Rock And Roll Museum – Clovis, new Mexico (GA282)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to depart here February 28th..

 

 

This entry was posted October 31, 2012

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is  parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #3245. This was my third day here. I’ll depart later this morning.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco to the Norman & Vi Petty Rock and Roll Museum at 105 E. Grand Avenue here in Clovis, New Mexico. This museum depicts the history of The Clovis Sound. Clovis bills itself as “The Biggest Little Music City In The World”.

 

 

Here’s the official website link…
http://pettymuseum.com/

 

 

Here’s YouTube video about the museum…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbFfnd_fTdg

 

 

I spent an hour enjoying the memorabilia along with a 20 minute video about history of The Clovis Sound. Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the interesting museums is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 75 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Buddy Holly And The Crickets (GA281)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to depart here February 28th..

 

 

This entry was posted October 30, 2012

 

 

 

NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, I’LL SHARE WITH YOU THAT…

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

The motorhome is still parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3245. This was my second day here in Clovis, New Mexico.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about one mile to the old Norman Petty Recording Studio at 1313 W. 7th Street. It’s Clovis’s #1 tourist attraction…primarily because this is where Buddy Holly and The Crickets recorded such songs as That’ll Be The Day, Maybe Baby, Every Day, and Peggy Sue. This studio is no longer active. It was last used in 1969 when Norman Petty moved into a larger studio.

 

 

The Norman Petty Trio also had a very famous hit song of their own…Mood Indigo.

 

 

You can read all about Norman Petty by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Petty

 

 

Here’s a link that will inform you all about the history of the Norman Petty Studio…
http://www.superoldies.com/pettystudios/pettytour.html

 

 

Another all-time favorite of mine, country singer Waylon Jennings recorded Jole Blon here. The following is from a Wikipedia article about Waylon Jennings…

 

 

In 1958, Buddy Holly arranged Jennings’ first recording session, of “Jolie Blon” and “When Sin Stops (Love Begins)”. Holly hired him to play bass. During the “Winter Dance Party Tour,” in Clear Lake, Iowa, Holly chartered a plane to arrive at the next venue. Jennings gave up his seat in the plane to J. P. Richardson, (The Big Bopper) who was suffering from a cold. The flight that carried Holly, Richardson and Ritchie Valens crashed, on the day later known as The Day the Music Died.

 

 

You can listen to Waylon’s first recording from 1958 by clicking the below link. Buddy Holly plays guitar and King Curtis plays the sax. Waylon went on to become a mega country singing star…
http://youtu.be/DQlw8I6sd6g

 

 

In addition, Buddy Knox (Party Doll), Roy Orbison (Pretty Woman) and Leann Rimes are among many others that have recorded here. Stepping into the studio is like stepping back in time inside of a time capsule. Kenneth Broad (age 78) provided me with the tour. He is the trustee for the Petty Estate and once was Vi Petty’s minister. He also participated in the production of some of Leann Rimes music. He has been associated with the studio for 30 years and provided endless stories about his time there. One story he told me was they recorded from midnight until dawn because the studio is located on a main road it did away with background vehicle noise and the chances of electric power failures were less. He also added that the studio remains essentially the same as it was in the Buddy Holly days when Buddy Holly had 12 top hits within a 15 month period.

 

 

Here are some of the photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

The exterior of the building…

 

 

 

 

 

A close-up of the sign…

 

 

 

 

 

The entrance door…

 

 

 

 

 

The reception room…

 

 

 

 

 

Here Kenneth sits behind the control panel and plays some Buddy Holly music for me…

 

 

 

 

 

The control panel that recorded Buddy Holly and others…

 

 

 

 

 

This is the machine that “cut” the master with a diamond stylus…

 

 

 

 

 

The control room looked into the musicians area…

 

 

 

 

 

The microphone…

 

 

 

 

 

The musicians area…

 

 

 

 

 

Towards the end of my tour, Kenneth’s friend David Bigham (age 75) joined us. David was a member of a group called The Roses who did backup vocals for Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. He joined in the stories from the past…

 

 

If you want to see the other 37 photos that I took including the eating and sleeping areas at the back of the studio, you’ll have to click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/NormanPettyRecordingStudioClovisNewMexico

 

 

Here’s are three YouTube videos about the Norman Petty Studio you might enjoy seeing…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH-AZhRpWW0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlwatY0tzwk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyoHuF2hmag&NR=1&feature=endscreen

 

 

I spent a very enjoyable two hours with Kenneth Broad and thank him for his hospitality as the studio is shown by appointment only.

 

 

Enjoying the interesting historic places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

NOW SOME FINAL NEWS…

 

 

David provided me with Peggy Sue’s telephone number….yup, the one that Buddy Holly’s song is about. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas and has agreed to meet with me when I arrive there in about a week or so. So I guess I’ve got a date with Peggy Sue!!! How about that.

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 74 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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