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Norman Petty (May 25, 1927 - August 15, 1984) was an American musician, songwriter, and pioneer record producer who helped shape modern pop music. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Events January 7 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London January 9 - Military rebellion crushed in Lisbon January 14 - Paul Doumer elected president of France January 19 - Britain sends troops to China February 12 - First British troops lad on Shanghai February 14 - Earthquake in Yugoslavia - 700 dead February... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub- genre of it. ...

Born in Clovis, New Mexico, Norman Petty began playing piano at a young age and while in High School he had a 15-minute show on the local radio. He founded the "Norman Petty Trio" that toured the Southwest United States and a few northern states. However, he is most famous for his recording studio in Clovis, a town about ten miles from the state of Texas border. In his homemade studio, he made 45 rpm singles for his own musical group and for then unknown Texan singers Roy Orbison, Buddy Knox, Waylon Jennings, and a number of hits for Buddy Holly with whom he is most closely associated. Clovis is a city located in Curry County, New Mexico. ... The term southwest, when used by itself, can refer to: Southwest, the ordinal direction halfway between south and west, the opposite of northeast The Southwest United States Southwest Airlines The Southwest Biosphere Reserve in Australia; see List of Biosphere Reserves in Australia Southwest England, principally the counties of Dorset, Somerset... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None Area 696,241 km² (2nd)  - Land 678,907 km²  - Water 17,333 km² (2. ... Alternate meanings: Single In music, a single is a song considered commercially viable enough by the artist and record company to be released separately from an album, usually featuring on an album as well. ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... Buddy Wayne Knox (July 20, 1933 - February 14, 1999) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 rockabilly hit song, Party Doll. Knox was born in the tiny farming community of Happy, Texas and as a boy learned to play the guitar. ... Waylon Jennings (June 15, 1937 - February 13, 2002) was a popular American country music singer and guitarist, born in Littlefield, Texas. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936–February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ...

Norman Petty died in Lubbock, Texas in 1984. Lubbock is a city located in Lubbock County, in the north west of the state of Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 199,564. ...

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Norman Petty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (406 words)
Norman Petty (May 25, 1927 - August 15, 1984) was an American musician, songwriter, and pioneer record producer of the Southwest who helped shape modern popular music, including pop and rock.
Born in the small town of Clovis, New Mexico near the Texas border, Norman Petty began playing piano at a young age and while in high school he had a 15-minute show on the local radio.
Norman Petty died in Lubbock, Texas in 1984 of leukemia; wife Vi died in 1992.
CMT.com : The Original Norman Petty... : Biography (1358 words)
The Norman Petty Trio made some instrumental pop records in the 1950s and had a little success with "Mood Indigo," and Petty was becoming known within the industry for his songwriting, particularly with "Almost Paradise" (covered by Roger Williams).
Petty was unusual for the time in that he charged by the session rather than by the hour, which could make musicians feel more comfortable about taking their time to get things the way they wanted.
Petty continued to operate his Clovis studios in the 1960s, and much of the time it was obvious he was striving for a Buddy Holly-type sound.
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