ASCAP Deems Taylor Award
From Everything Is an Afterthought, after Paul Nelson resigns from Rolling Stone:
Paul was gone, his office vacated. “Somebody else had to clean it up,” [David] McGee says. “I do remember somebody in there boxing up the records.” Among what was left behind, the Deems Taylor Award presented to Paul by ASCAP in 1979 “in recognition of the excellence of his articles” published in Rolling Stone (for “Rod Stewart Under Siege” in particular). The plaque eventually found its way back to him.
Thanks to Scott Woods at rockcritics.com for unearthing the above page from Billboard's July 28, 1979, issue. (Click on either image to view larger versions.)