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AFFECTION COLLECTION (Idaho Falls, ID)  Mike Doggett (vocals, guitar), Hal Rowberry (lead vocals, percussion), Don Christensen (vocals, keys), Ray Hassell (vocals, bass), Tim Comeau (drums)

AHO, JAMES  (Carlsbad, NM)

AIELLO, JIM & The Happy Feeling  (Calgary, AB, Canada)


ALEXANDER, ARTHUR   (Sheffield, Alabama)  Both tracks were originally recorded with just Alexander and a rhythm guitar with Bill Haney filling in for Alexander's usual producer Noel Ball, who had been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Haney sent the tapes to Norman who overdubbed George Tomsco, Stan Lark & Doug Roberts (The Fireballs) onto the vocal/rhythm track. "You Don't Care" was written by Herb Ryals & Jerry Willis who recorded with Norman 3 months previous as "John & Paul".

ALEXANDER, EARNEST   (from Wichita, KS)   Mike Demus (lead guitar), Lynn Williams (drums), Nancy Demus (bass), Tim Raymond (piano) with Ivor Raymonde Orchestra

ALEXANDER, MORRIS  (from Anton, TX - also see "Keen Teens") 

ALFALFA   former members of "Group Axis": Johnny Lee Schell (lead guitar, lead vocals), Tommy Thompson (organ), Robert Hart (drums), Jay Leutwyler (bass, vocals)

ALLEN, BARRY  (member of Wes Dakus' Rebels) (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

ALLEN, JACKIE  (Amarillo, TX)

ALLEN, JOEY    (Alan Newton Joseph Jr from Lubbock, TX)

ALLRED, BUCKY & Moonshine  (Silver City, NM)  

ALLSUP, TOMMY   (Odessa, TX)  with George Tomsco (guitar), Lynn Bailey (bass), J.I. Allison (drums)

AMERICAN MERCURY  (formerly "Livin' Ends" from Colorado Springs, CO)

ANDERSON, WAYNE   (Portales, NM)  Administrator of the music program for the Clovis school district and First Baptist Church Of Portales. Wife Becky accompanied on piano for these recordings.

ANDREWS, BUD      Curcy Hendricks Andrews, Jr. - Lubbock, TX radio DJ on KDAV

ANGELOES    (Dallas, TX - formerly named "The Commodores")  recording lineup consisted of Joe Sones aka Joe Grant (lead vocals, guitar), Eddie Seals, Harold "Hal" Smith along with Homer Tankersley, backed by The Fireballs. Homer Tankersley had been a member of "The Commodores" in the mid-'50s. The 1960 lineup came to Clovis upon his recommendation.
The Angeloes broke up in 1961, Seals & Sones joined Sam White to become The Cut Ups comedy trio until 1968. "Eddie & Joe" continued as a comedy duo into the 1980s.

ANTONIO, LORENZO    (Lorenzo Sanchez - Albuquerque, NM)  son of Petty Studio alumni, Tiny Morrie. Norman recorded 3 cuts on Antonio's debut album which went Platinum after he won a widely viewed talent show on Hispanic TV.

APPLE-GLASS CYNDROM       (Clovis, NM - also see "Cyndrom")  Bill Aguirri - lead vocal, Johnny Mulhair - organ, Dale Sills - drums, Jon Williams - lead guitar, Scott Rebtoy - bass guitar
Apple-Glass Cyndrom appeared on this Madison, WI based label of producer Daniel Miller, who was managing bands in Clovis while working with Norman


ARMEN, VIK   (Brian Fustukian - Edmonton, AB) backed by Wes Dakus & The Rebels

ARNOLD, JACK & THE FLAMES  (Hillin Lee Arnold from Wichita Falls, TX)

ASHLEY POND  (Alamogordo, NM) also see "Rockin' Chair"  Tim Taylor (lead vocals, lead guitar), Mike Markley (rhythm guitar), Bob Turner (bass), Rex Frost (drums) 

ASLAN  (formerly known as "Christian Folk")  Portales, NM   named after the works of author C.S. Lewis. The group also founded the Aslan Youth Ministries in 1975

AUSTIN, DEBI      recorded at downtown Mesa Theatre, produced by Billy Stull

BABY  (Amarillo, TX)  Johnny Lee Schell (lead guitar, organ, harmonica, vocals), Stephen Crane (bass, vocals), John Mark Camp (rhythm guitar, vocals), Woodrow Putnam (percussion)

BAKER, BOB    (Fritch, TX)

BALLAD, JOHNNY & The Zodiacs  (New Braunfels, TX)   Rudolph Valentino Cisneros aka "Johnny Ballad"

BAR-J-WRANGLERS   (Wilson, WY - western/cowboy acoustic show band in Jackson Hole, WY)  Babe Humphrey, Dave Sylvester, Scott Vaughn, Joel Kaseman (Sylvester & Vaughn had both previously recorded with Norman)

BARNHILL, JOE BOB   (from Turkey, TX - also see "The Fayros") "Libby" was a label owned by Ray Winkler of Amarillo who also had owned KZIP radio station.

BASS, HULAN  (Lubbock, TX)  (backed by The Fireballs)

BEAST  (Denver, Colorado)   David Raines (lead vocals), Bob Yeazel (lead guitar), Gerry Fike (keyboards), Dominick Todero (trumpet), Ken Passarelli (bass, harmonica), Michael Kerns (flute/saxophone), Larry Ferris (drums)

BEAST (2)     Michael Kerns (flute/sax) from the above Colorado group, formed a new band based out of Hays, Kansas and continued using the name.
- additional members included Dana Messing (lead vocals, keyboards, celeste), Dean Dietz (lead & harmony vocals), Bruce Brown (bass, harmony vocals), Don Wierman (guitar, harmony vocals), Mike Schmidt (drums/percussion)

BEE, CHARLIE COMBO  (Norman Petty Trio)

BELL, LARRY & THE CONTINENTALS   (Spearfish, SD based out of Denver, CO during this time)  Larry Bell (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), Doug Erickson (bass), Jim Anschutz (lead guitar), Jack Robinson (drums)

BELLY, P.J.  (Robert Gamble from Lubbock, TX - legally changed his name to P.J. Belly, died 1999 at age 50) recorded at downtown theater, Norman had no involvement

BENNETT, CAROLYN    (Amarillo, TX)

BENTLEYS  (see "The Rhythm Masters", Norman suggested this new group name during the British invasion)

BERCIER, BLAINE   (also see "Terry Teen")  Terence Blaine Knutson of Eagle Grove, Iowa - label was operated by Bobby Boyd of Oklahoma City

BIG BEATS   (Dallas, TX)  Trini Lopez (guitar), Donny McCord (guitar), Larry Randall (sax), Earl Slocomb (bass), Jerry Zapata (drums), C.W. Kendall (piano)

BIG DADDY JOHN    (Johnny Duncan with The Fireballs)

BINDER, DENNIS & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars   (Rosedale, Mississippi)
Binder had long residencies at Lawton, OK & Amarillo, TX nightclubs notably being "The Cottonwood Club" in Amarillo during 1958-1959.

BLAKLEY, CLIFF   (Roswell, NM)

BLAKLEY, DOTTIE  (Dorothy Blakley, wife of Petty recording artist Jimmy Blakely)

BLAKLEY, JIMMY   (brother of Cliff Blakely, husband of Dorothy as above)

BLUE JADE    (Clovis, NM)    Roger Bitinis, Mike Lobato, Jerry Vaughn, Dale Sills

BLUE NOTES  (Clovis, NM)  Johnny Kilmer (piano), J.B. Benderman (clarinet), Ken Tucker (guitar), Ben Mason (bass), Mike Mitchell (drums).
Formed 1954. After their session at the studio in 1956, Norman asked drummer Mike Mitchell to join the Petty Trio.


BOWEN, JIMMY   (Dumas, TX)

BOWMAN, DOUG    (Lubbock, TX)  Doug went on to write popular western pulp fiction. "Al's State Line Bar" was a popular live entertainment venue in Hobbs, NM where the group regularly performed..

BOWMAN BROTHERS  (Jay, Lowell & Dee Bowman from Lubbock, TX)  

BOXCAR WILLIE    (Lecil Martin of Sterret, TX) recorded at downtown theater, Norman had no involvement

BOYD, MICKEY & PLAIN VIEWERS  (Keith McCormack & The String-A-Longs from Plainview, TX - also see "Leen Teens / Keith McCormack)

BRANCH, TOMMY & American Holly (Oklahoma City, OK)

BRAVES  (Albuquerque, NM)

BREAKERS    (brothers from Austin, TX in their early teens)   Andy Fish (keyboards / bass keyboard), John Fish (drums), Russ Fish (guitar)  

BRENT, LARRY  (Charles Andrews)

BRENTWOODS    (Hobbs, NM)   Vocal duo of Alyse Paradiso (was age 19), Mike Burnett (18) backed by The Fireballs. Norman named them after a street in Clovis.

BREWBAKER, DAVID   (Denver, CO)  David's recordings were part of a group of Denver area songwriters who formed a temporary band going to Clovis to record their originals, providing backing for each other, not that they were an actual band that performed live together. 

BREWER, MIKE    (Oklahoma City, OK) later of "Brewer & Shipley" fame in the '70s


BRIGHT, JERRY & The Embers   (El Paso, TX) with Jim Reese, Dalton Powell, Randy Widener. Released on Jerry's own label.

BRINKMAN BROTHERS   (Edmonton, Alberta)  Jos Brinkman (lead guitar/vocals), Gerry Brinkman (bass), Harvey Brinkman (drums), Ken Hillaby (organ)

BRITTEN, BUDDY & The Regents   (born Geoffrey Glover-Wright, group based out of London, England)  Buddy: (vocals, guitar) Regents: Tony Mist (bass), Barney Peacock (drums)
Norman recorded these tracks at Olympic Sound Studios in London, England


BROOKS, EMMIT & The Aggie Ramblers 
(Las Cruces, NM) bought used equipment from Norman and started his own studio and "Goldust" label in Las Cruces



BROWN, JIMMY    (Albuquerque, NM)

BROWN SUGAR BAND   (Gering/Scottsbluff, NE)  Tony Marez, Sonny Marez, Roger Rojas, Ralph Gonzales

BRYAN, ROMMIE TRIO   (Dallas, TX)    Rommie Bryan (vocals, bass), Terry Canup (piano), Fabian Marquez (drums, vocals)

BRYAN, WES   (Murphy, NC)  split the session with friend Buddy Knox

BUG MEN   (Keith McCormack, Ken McCormack & Juanita Jordan backed by Fireballs)  early jump on The Beatles craze, recorded and released in less than 3 weeks

BURCH, GREGG  (Clovis, NM)  classical pianist

BURNETT, MIKE   (Hobbs, NM - also see "The Brentwoods")


BUTTER REBELLION   (Idaho Falls, ID)   Dan Reeder (lead guitar), Fred Rowe (rhythm guitar), Gordon Glenn (organ), Brian Burtonshaw (bass), Mark Struhs (drums)