The Today Generation - born 28 October 1957
During 2007, the Today Generation, born on the same day as the Today programme launched, blogged about their lives - their memories of the great events and personal events in their own lives.
Family holidays, weekly comics, Famous Five, Knebworth, friends serving in the Falklands War …
Bunty annuals, teenage shopping trips, Tokyo Olympics 1964, moon landing 1969, hooked on the Monkees ...
Manchester and punk, The Hacienda, forming Joy Division, the New Order years...
More about Steve
Seventies fashions, working in Iran and revisiting in the 90s, changing technology, toys, games and guns
Radio Luxembourg, Slade, changing technology, first holiday in Austria, bedroom décor, subbing on a teenage mag ...
Essex childhood, IRA demos, keeping warm, The Dish, Airfix, plane spotting in Southend …
VSO, living in Germany, ‘dippy bread’, snow of ‘63, father’s Navy career, 1966 World Cup final, Young Conservatives …
Fussed over by relatives, watching Coronation Street, work experience at a butcher’s, accountancy exams, California holidays ...
Kircudbright Academy, VSO on St Vincent, teacher training in Dundee, grapepicking in France, pony trekking ...
Childhood in County Durham, a politically-aware upbringing, economic crises in the 70s, a passion for dance, marriage and baptism ...
More about Marian
Childhood summers in Farnborough, door-to-door sellers, mangles, Walton on Thames …
Prep school in Derbyshire, the Monkeys, Colin Cowdrey, local steel works, homesickness...
Cowboys and Indians, black pinafores, socks on the mantelpiece, divorce, re-marriage, zip wiring...
Links across the BBC
Add memories from the last 50 years: BBC Memoryshare
Audio and video archive at BBC On This Day
Elsewhere on the web
British Library Sound Archive