Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

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Walnut Ridge is a city in the US state of Arkansas. It had a population of 5,384 in 2020.[1]

In 1964, the Beatles visited the city at the height of their popularity. It was a brief stop on the Beatles' American tour. They landed at the city's airport to spend the weekend at a local dude ranch. The city has built a sculpture to commemorate the visit.[2] The city also holds a festival to remember the Beatles' visit.[2]

Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley performed in the city early in their careers.

The town is located on U.S. Route 67 which is named "Rock 'N Roll Highway."[2]

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  1. "Walnut Ridge city, Arkansas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bustillo, Miguel (September 19, 2011). "Beatles Said a Fast Hello, Goodbye But a Tiny Town Won't Let It Be". Wall Street Journal. p. A1.