Original painting by
Bruce Stewart. For a larger view and a description click on the image.
C-FUN's twice annual extravaganza of hits from the past. Listeners
voted for their favorite "flashbacks" and these were tallied and played
in countdown order near the year's end or in mid-summer. The first
Soundathon was in late December 1960 and featured only 60 ranking
songs, all from that year. Soundathon #2 was a Top 100 and took place
during the Summer of 1961, covering the period back to July 1960.
Soundathon came of age with Number 3 in late December 1961. This time
300 ranking songs were included, tallied from over 101, 000 votes. And
this time it included the Rock and Roll years back to 1955.
Soundathon #4 in the Summer of 1962, the Summer Soundathons, from
this point on, featured only hits of past Summers. Hits were listed in
groups by year and there were no rankings. Soundathons #4 and #6 were
likely never printed but later Summer Soundathons were.
winter Soundathons continued the ranking of 300, as did the last
Soundathon #14 of July 1967.
a favorite and much-anticipated event on "Funland" radio C-FUN.