Hello there. My name is David Turner and Nostalgia Central is my blog of memories of the music, television, movies and pop culture that I love from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
I was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1961 and started Nostalgia Central in 1998. At that time there wasn’t much quality nostalgic content on the Internet and since I’ve always been obsessed with music, movies, TV and pop culture, I thought it would be a good hobby . . .
By 2001, Nostalgia Central housed close to 10,000 articles and 200MB of images. So much for the hobby!
My intention is for Nostalgia Central to be a giant online scrapbook looking back at the music, movies, television, pop culture and social history of the last five decades of the 20th century.
It is a recollection of things that are either personal favourites or which are particularly representative of the era – without necessarily being critically acclaimed.
It is full of photographs and images, incidents and anecdotes, facts and figures, which will strike a light in the memory of anyone who lived through these decades, hopefully evoking all kinds of half-forgotten experiences and memories.
For those born later, I like to think of it as a travel guide to the past. A ticket to the time machine, if you like.
Nostalgia Central does not say everything there is to say about the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, but I hope it touches on everything significant – that is if you believe that the joy of a new Batman episode or the feel of a Raleigh Chopper are at least as important as the annual rate of inflation or the winning majority at an election. I certainly do.
You can use Nostalgia Central as a reference guide or – if you want to do yourself some permanent damage – it can be read end-to-end like a long, long story.
I try to update Nostalgia Central on a daily basis, but it is still just my hobby and I receive no income from it, so my “real” life sometimes has to take priority (unfortunately). I’m also aware that – no matter how thoroughly I research – there will inevitably be some inaccuracies or omissions so please do report any errors to me here.
Thank you for your support over the past three decades, and I hope you continue to enjoy your trip in the time machine.