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Arkansas Rock 'N' Roll Highway 67 Marker

The Imperial Theatre, on North Marr Street in Pocahontas, was built in 1941 on the original Highway 67. This historic movie theater often had live performances. Two Pocahontas born and raised musici...
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Arkansas Rock 'N' Roll Highway 67 Marker

The stretch of Highway 67 which runs through Biggers and Reyno, and Datto in Clay County, is all that remains in northeast Arkansas of the original Highway 67. Many towns were bypassed and many miles...
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Arkansas Rock 'N' Roll Highway 67 Marker

Billy Lee Riley was born in Pocahontas on October 5, 1933. During his early childhood he lived just off the old Highway 67 on Haw Street. Billy Lee recorded his first several hits, including “Red Ho...
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Arkansas Rock 'N' Roll Highway 67 Marker

Current River Beach was a gathering place for young people in northeast Arkansas for decades. A large enclosed wooden pavilion with a dance floor where live entertainment performed regularly from the...
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Arkansas Rock 'N' Roll Highway 67 Marker

In the 1950s and 1960s everyone enjoyed watching movies “under the stars”. At the Skylark Drive-In Theatre, on Hwy. 67 south, there was often live entertainment. The concession stand roof was the st...
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Arkansas Rock 'N' Roll Highway 67 Marker

The Rand Theatre on South Marr Street had regular live entertainment during the 1950s and early ‘60s. It became a frequent venue for a young singer-songwriter, Bill Rice, who grew up in Datto, not fa...
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Arkansas Rock 'N' Roll Highway 67 Marker

In the early 1950s, Elvis Presley stopped in the local radio station to ask the station to play his records. Bill Nicholson, who is currently a resident of Texas, was employed there as a disc jockey....
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Rock Down Hwy. 67

The 1950s saw the birth of rock and rockabilly music, and the clubs along this Arkansas’s highway were no exception. Silver Moon, Porky's Roof Top and King of Clubs were area clubs that hosted Johnny ...
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