Mr Pop Culture Report – December 15… It’s Time for Zuckerberg… Neil Diamond To Be Hall of Famer… Resume no-no’s… A long-ago rock ‘n roll concert…

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2010, joining the ranks of winners that include heads of state and rock stars as the person the magazine believes most influenced events of the past year. At 26, Zuckerberg is the youngest “Person of the Year” since the first one chosen, Charles Lindbergh; he was 25 when he was named in 1927, Time said Wednesday. Zuckerberg beat out Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II by just two weeks: She was 26 when she was named in 1952.

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond will enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, he announced on his website. “Any club that has Chuck Berry and Little Richard and The Everly Brothers is a club that I want to be a part of,” the 69-year-old “Sweet Caroline” singer said in a statement. “I think it’s great. I’m happy that they recognized me and my work.” Artists are eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first single or album, although Diamond began recording in the 1960s.

Don’t use these words on your resume – according to Linkedin – they’re way overused and don’t make you stand out:

1. Extensive experience

2. Innovative

3. Motivated

4. Results-oriented

5. Dynamic

6. Proven track record

7. Team player

8. Fast-paced

9. Problem solver

10. Entrepreneurial

Fifty years past (1960-2010): Clay Cole’s Christmas Show
December 23 – January 1, 1960
The Clay Cole all-star ten-day Christmas show at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre
Producer Sid Bernstein approached New York television host, Clay Cole  in fall of 1960 with an offer he couldn’t refuse; return to The Brooklyn Paramount Theatre to continue the Alan Freed holiday tradition, a 10-day all-star rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza, Clay Cole’s Christmas Show.
Bernstein put together an all-star lineup of  hit-makers, and knowing that he could lure audience members back for two or more shows, he signed Bobby Rydell to headline for three days, Brenda Lee for three, and Ray Charles for four. Murray the K, New York’s top deejay (1010-WINS) was hired to replaced Clay as he raced back to Channel 13, Newark NJ each day to fulfill his live television duties.
The five daily shows broke the all-time box office attendance record at the former 4500+ seat showplace, a record that still stands to this day.

Supporting acts included a million-dollar line-up:
Dion (“Lonely Teenager”)
Neil Sedaka (“Calendar Girl”)
The Drifters (“Save The Last Dance For Me”)
The Coasters (“Searchin” / Yakety Yak”)
The Shirelles (“Will You Still Love Me”)
The Skyliners            (“Since I Don’t Have You”)
Johnny Burnette      (“You’re Sixteen”)
Chubby Checker       (“The Twist”)
Kathy Young (“A Thousand Stars”)
Bobby Vee (“Rubber Ball”)
Jimmy Charles         (“A Million To One”)
Bo Diddley (“Say Man”)
Dante
& The Evergreens   (“Alley-Oop”)
Little Anthony
& The Imperials      (“Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop”)
plus, orchestra conductor, an unknown trumpet virtuoso, Bobby Vinton,
with the Delicates, as back-up singers.
Notes: During the run of the show, Billboard magazine arrived announcing the #1 recording on the
Hot 100 – The Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” their first at #1.
Clay Cole celebrated his 23rd birthday (January 1, 1961) on stage on New Year’s Eve.
Bo Diddley literally “broke a leg.”
Complete story and details:

From Ed I – Mr. Pop – Who really was the fifth Beatle?

Mr. Pop History – I think you can rotate them. Murray the K, Brian Epstein, Peter Brown, Billy Preston – you name it. Just depends on the particular month/year.

It was first hung on Murray the K – a top teen DJ on 1010WINS NY. When the Beatles first came to America – they latched on to Murray quickly. He really was the fifth Beatle in early 1964.

More interesting – very early on – The Beatles were only too happy to give Murray and his station – 1010WINS, free mentions. They’d do the same for rival WMCA, but Brian Epstein quickly put a stop to it. Aligning the Beatles to particular radio stations could tick-off competition and Epstein was very sensitive to Beatle airplay – but for a very short time – The Beatles let themselves go.

Take a look at this video. Every Beatle is giving WINS a special mention. It was simply amazing. At least here, they dug Murray.