Busy Beatles weekend in Walnut Ridge

Sep 14, 2011 Full story: KAIT-TV Jonesboro 22

In 1964 the Beatles invaded America. During that historic trip the Fab Four made a stop in Walnut Ridge.

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citizen used to be

Wentzville, MO

#1 Sep 14, 2011
I don't know why you keep saying that the Beatles we're in Walnut Ridge. They never stepped foot in W.R. Now they were at the Airport and was taken to a hideaway in Clay County for a couple of days. Then they came back got in thier plane and took off, so why keep telling the lie, Tell about Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, Jerry Lee just to name a few now they were in Walnut Ridge Just be Honest...
bud guy

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Sep 14, 2011
"This Beatles thing is the silliest crap.." Heard a guy on the radio station say that last week and I agree! Does WR not have anything better then an accidental layover to celebrate..

“Nobody expects...”

Since: Jan 11

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#3 Sep 14, 2011
From what I understand, the airport was not feasible for this statue due to security, parking, etc., that's why they moved it to Walnut Ridge.
Big Surprise Coming

Jonesboro, AR

#4 Sep 15, 2011
I had heard that a small jet plane will land at the Walnut Ridge Airport sometime around 1:00 p.m. this Friday on the 16th. Possible carring Julian Lennon as a surprise as when the Beatles surprise Walnut Ridge in 1964. I'll be there to see if its true or not. It might be one of the main Beatles as Ringo or Paul.. That would be pretty neat!!!!!!!!!!
Bubba

Snohomish, WA

#5 Sep 15, 2011
Hopefully it will be Ringo but it could just turn out to be Chester Heston with a Beatle wig on to fake out the people at Walnut Ridge.
LMAO

Ash Flat, AR

#6 Sep 15, 2011
Big Surprise Coming wrote:
I had heard that a small jet plane will land at the Walnut Ridge Airport sometime around 1:00 p.m. this Friday on the 16th. Possible carring Julian Lennon as a surprise as when the Beatles surprise Walnut Ridge in 1964. I'll be there to see if its true or not. It might be one of the main Beatles as Ringo or Paul.. That would be pretty neat!!!!!!!!!!
Where did you hear such BS?
Just what have you been Smoking there BUBBA?
There is no surprise .
If there was going to be any true celebrity ,then there would have to be some prior security arrangements made, you better talk to the City Police about bringing in the National guard to protect Ringo!
guest

United States

#7 Sep 15, 2011
I'm looking forward to the Beatles invasion of Walnut Ridge this weekend!!! Hats off to the coordinators of this event.

Since: Aug 11

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Sep 15, 2011
I agree that this is the dumbest thing ever. I think Jonesboro should make a special statue for every celebrity that ever spent more than 15 minutes in the area as well. And a special weekend to celebrate it. I'm gay, and this is even too gay for me. Find something real to celebrate, walnut ridge. Why not celebrate a local hero who saved a kid from a house fire, or anything. Not some freaking celebrities that were forced to spend time in the area. This is almost as dumb as the people that choose to live there. People, get a freakin life.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#9 Sep 15, 2011
LMAO wrote:
<quoted text> Where did you hear such BS?
Just what have you been Smoking there BUBBA?
There is no surprise .
If there was going to be any true celebrity ,then there would have to be some prior security arrangements made, you better talk to the City Police about bringing in the National guard to protect Ringo!
Now wait a minute I'm Bubba not him.Lol Bubba only smokes primo Buds or Bubba buds.Lol
Beatles Fan

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Sep 15, 2011
I guess you are not going to be at the airport for the arrival of the Beatles tomorrow?
therepenter wrote:
I agree that this is the dumbest thing ever. I think Jonesboro should make a special statue for every celebrity that ever spent more than 15 minutes in the area as well. And a special weekend to celebrate it. I'm gay, and this is even too gay for me. Find something real to celebrate, walnut ridge. Why not celebrate a local hero who saved a kid from a house fire, or anything. Not some freaking celebrities that were forced to spend time in the area. This is almost as dumb as the people that choose to live there. People, get a freakin life.

Since: Aug 11

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Sep 15, 2011
Beatles Fan wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you are not going to be at the airport for the arrival of the Beatles tomorrow?
Although I love the beatles,(I happen to be wearing a beatles shirt as we speak) I shall not be attending. It was a hard decision between that, and cleaning a chicken coup for a random farmer that I have yet to meet, but I had to go with the more exciting choice of the two.
Bubba

Renton, WA

#12 Sep 15, 2011
therepenter wrote:
<quoted text>
Although I love the beatles,(I happen to be wearing a beatles shirt as we speak) I shall not be attending. It was a hard decision between that, and cleaning a chicken coup for a random farmer that I have yet to meet, but I had to go with the more exciting choice of the two.
Yep those chickens like a freshly cleaned coup.Good choice.LOL
wazzzaaaap

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Sep 15, 2011
george harrison's sister will be there. big whoop
Wayne

Everett, WA

#14 Sep 15, 2011
wazzzaaaap wrote:
george harrison's sister will be there. big whoop
She manages a Beatle copy group called Liverpool Legends.Very good copy band maybe they will play at Walnut Ridge.
nwz

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Sep 15, 2011
Wayne wrote:
<quoted text>She manages a Beatle copy group called Liverpool Legends.Very good copy band maybe they will play at Walnut Ridge.
they are the headline act . here's the whole story from the link above:

In 1964 the Beatles invaded America. During that historic trip the Fab Four made a stop in Walnut Ridge. Now the Lawrence County town is preparing for another invasion. This time of Beatles' fans.

"Beatles at the Ridge" will be held Sunday. Several events and concerts are scheduled leading up to the unveiling of a Beatles sculpture in downtown Walnut Ridge.

Saturday night at 7:15 "A Hard Day's Night" will be played at the Regions Bank parking lot. The film, which starred the Beatles, was made in 1964. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

On Sunday, the authors of Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles will be on hand to autograph their book. Richard Courtney and George Cassidy wrote the book, which was published this year. It chronicles the calculated and highly successful effort that turned the musicians from Liverpool into a multi-billion-dollar franchise.

Sunday afternoon a documentary of the Beatle’s visit to Walnut Ridge will be playing at a new downtown business. Mike Bowman of Jonesboro produced the documentary, which features interviews with many of those who witnessed the Beatles’ stop here. It will be shown throughout the afternoon at Imagine, a new gallery that is opening at the corner of Main and Second Street.

There will also be several musical performances throughout the day Sunday, beginning at 1:00 p.m. with J.R. Rogers and the All Stars. Memphis singer Nancy Apple takes the stage around 2:00 p.m., with rockabilly band Stunning Cunning to perform around 3:00 p.m.

Louise Harrison, sister of late Beatles band member George Harrison, will address the crowd around 4:00 p.m., leading into the headline act, Liverpool Legends, at 4:30. The Legends are a Beatles tribute band, operated by Louise Harrison, which performs in Branson.



Following the Legends' performance, the Beatles sculpture will be unveiled around 6:00 p.m. The sculpture, created by Danny West of Walnut Ridge, is an artist’s rendering of the Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road album cover. The work is known as "The British Invasion of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway."



"Beatles at the Ridge" is being sponsored by All Star Music, Cavenaugh Auto World, Craighead Electric, Faultline Studios, Goin’ Postal, Jonesboro Radio Group, KAIT-TV, KASU Radio and Special Things.
I want to hold your hand

Jonesboro, AR

#16 Sep 15, 2011
I'll will be there tomorrow at the airport! hold up a sign Welcome Back Ringo!
Bubba

Everett, WA

#17 Sep 15, 2011
nwz wrote:
<quoted text>they are the headline act . here's the whole story from the link above:
In 1964 the Beatles invaded America. During that historic trip the Fab Four made a stop in Walnut Ridge. Now the Lawrence County town is preparing for another invasion. This time of Beatles' fans.
"Beatles at the Ridge" will be held Sunday. Several events and concerts are scheduled leading up to the unveiling of a Beatles sculpture in downtown Walnut Ridge.
Saturday night at 7:15 "A Hard Day's Night" will be played at the Regions Bank parking lot. The film, which starred the Beatles, was made in 1964. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.
On Sunday, the authors of Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles will be on hand to autograph their book. Richard Courtney and George Cassidy wrote the book, which was published this year. It chronicles the calculated and highly successful effort that turned the musicians from Liverpool into a multi-billion-dollar franchise.
Sunday afternoon a documentary of the Beatle’s visit to Walnut Ridge will be playing at a new downtown business. Mike Bowman of Jonesboro produced the documentary, which features interviews with many of those who witnessed the Beatles’ stop here. It will be shown throughout the afternoon at Imagine, a new gallery that is opening at the corner of Main and Second Street.
There will also be several musical performances throughout the day Sunday, beginning at 1:00 p.m. with J.R. Rogers and the All Stars. Memphis singer Nancy Apple takes the stage around 2:00 p.m., with rockabilly band Stunning Cunning to perform around 3:00 p.m.
Louise Harrison, sister of late Beatles band member George Harrison, will address the crowd around 4:00 p.m., leading into the headline act, Liverpool Legends, at 4:30. The Legends are a Beatles tribute band, operated by Louise Harrison, which performs in Branson.
Following the Legends' performance, the Beatles sculpture will be unveiled around 6:00 p.m. The sculpture, created by Danny West of Walnut Ridge, is an artist’s rendering of the Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road album cover. The work is known as "The British Invasion of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway."
"Beatles at the Ridge" is being sponsored by All Star Music, Cavenaugh Auto World, Craighead Electric, Faultline Studios, Goin’ Postal, Jonesboro Radio Group, KAIT-TV, KASU Radio and Special Things.
It's all good and sounds like Walnut Ridge could use the excitement and the extra attention since it's a quiet place with not much to celebrate.
go to church and repent

Imboden, AR

#18 Sep 16, 2011
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>It's all good and sounds like Walnut Ridge could use the excitement and the extra attention since it's a quiet place with not much to celebrate.
Boy after that thrilling Saturday night in nut ridge you must go to Church in the morning and repent all your sins!
Bubba

Kenmore, WA

#19 Sep 16, 2011
go to church and repent wrote:
<quoted text>
Boy after that thrilling Saturday night in nut ridge you must go to Church in the morning and repent all your sins!
Ok Billy Graham I'll be there with you and Jimmy Swaggert.LOL
Hummmm

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Sep 16, 2011
I'm sorry but I believe this is a dumb idea and I will not be taking part. I hope it works out as planned.

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