Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: The Gavin Report #1006, July 1974

by Norm Gregory on July 13, 2011

in 1974, Radio Scrapbook

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.

Gavin died in early 1985, two years after retiring, at the age of 77. The new owners of “The Gavin Report” ended it’s publication in February 2002.                   (Bill Gavin Billboard column, 1963)

The Doxie scanner used to create this digital copy of a musty clipping.
Scrapebook GavinReport 070374

 

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