As you should know by now I have been digging through my collection of photos, news clippings and other documents from my 35 years in radio.
Here is the front page of the 8 page Gavin “tip” sheet from July 03, 1974. The Gavin Report was considered the most accurate and objective record report in the ’60s and ’70s. Bill Gavin had a vast list of contributors from major radio stations around the country. To be a “Gavin Reporter” was somewhat prestigious. Each week the music directors from most of the influential stations in the U.S. would report the successful and less than successful records to the Gavin office in San Francisco.