Norman Petty :: That “Clovis Sound”

2011 has been the year of two star-bloated tribute albums to Buddy Holly–this year would have been his 75th if the music hadn’t died. Every time there’s an occasion to contemplate Buddy’s behemoth legacy, it’s difficult not to mention Norman Petty, the man behind the boards for the Holly recordings between 1956 and 1958. Petty wrote some chart-toppers of his own during the ‘50s. The spoils of which provided the capital to start his homespun become a member or log in.