Celebrating Birmingham's Popular Music History
Managed Maxi Priest, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Carol Thompson and General Levy and Sly and Robbie (to be expanded upon).
Presenter on BRMB Radio (to be expanded upon).
Worked in The Diskery record shop (to be expanded upon).
Erskine asked me to dance at various clubs he saw me dance at the warick in Redditch his friend had a jag and he was lottsa fun and very kind I had lottsa work Inc the elbow room
I worked for Erskine at various clubs in bham inc the metro and elbow room as a dancer and also big bear
I used to go into Snobs when it first opened and Erskine was the DJ there on a Tuesday evening. I would stand a chat to him during the evening and buy him the odd drink. He had an amazing knowledge of music and when I went into the Diskery he would always have something new in the way of imports for me. I was so sad to here he had passed away and will always remember him as one of the best DJ’s in the Birmingham area.
I worked with Erskine and his wife Sue Thompson (then Proudlove) at WEA Records. I have been searching for Sue ever since I heard of his very sad passing. Would love to find and connect again. Beautiful Erskine. Beautiful soul xx
GOOD OLD DAYS.R.I.P.ERSKIN T.DJ,SOULMAN.YOUR PAL FOREVER BOBBY POUNTNEY.
Saddened to hear of Erskine’s passing 🙁 He was a really sweet guy. I recall dropping by the Diskery one day and he greeted me with, ‘It’s your birthday, John!’ The shop had literally just acquired a suitcase full of soul vinyl containing many Northern Soul rarities, which I was the first to dip into! Top bloke RIP x
Erskine was a Fantastic disc jockey.. Remember listening to his shows on BRMB and he was responsible for getting me into so much soul music his knowledge and professional style was unsurpassed. I remember him as the D.J who opened Liberty’s Nightclub and he was resident at Polyanna’s club in Newhall Street. I would be interested if anyone has any of his old radio shows on tape.Please contact me if you have any ? ..The radio shows were Great. Definetly one of Birminghams Greatest Disc Jockeys..RIP Erskine You are very missed !
In 1967 i walked down hurst St, Stopped outside the diskery, and stood outside the shop plucking up courage to go in. Allthrough i had been buying records since 1960 i had never been in a proper record Record before. On entering this black chap (Erskine T} Seemed to be glowering down on me. As much as to say, what are you doing here. I walked up to the end of the shop and brought 2 Atlantic soul sounds From Morris.Morris put me at ease straight away, He said take these upstairs and try them out. I then used to go there most Saturdays for Soul, Rock Steady & in 1968 Reggae. Fantastic Times.
Consider my Comment.This Comment is about Erskine T as i remember him.
Comment about Erskine T.
Is this the same Erskin T that played on the radio on a Sunday back in the early 70’s. Cant remember the station as I was quite young. Remember my mum tuning in whilst cooking Sunday dinner around Ipm every week.
I remember him from Mothers in Erdington. We were 15 and shouldn’t have been in there, so kept a low profile at the back in the shadows. He kept playing this track each week that I loved but didn’t know what it was. I finally plucked up the courage to ask him, it was ‘Incident At Neshabur’ by Santana (check it out) and seemed impressed that I had asked. Great track from one of my favourite albums ‘Abraxas’.
Moved tio Erdington from Blackpool to work for Dunlop and attend the Birmingham College of Commerce Gosta Green. Thought the Mecca Ballroom in Blackpool was great till I went to Mothers. DJ Erskine T was truly amazing, never seen or heard anyone as good since. He opened my eyes to the world. Still got my membership card! What a place. Must drink less and stop reminiscing.
I worked with the late Erskine Thompson at Hot Licks Management in Harley House, Marylebone in the 90’s. A great Manager, Producer and a great Boss. I will always miss Erskine RIP.
The late great Erskine managed me as a singer and I have never met anyone like him since 🙂 He used to set up meetings at prestigious record companies and if they kept us waiting longer than 10 minutes he would get up and usher me out and leave the building! I would be quite sad as I was desperate to have the meeting but I grew to respect Erskines stance. Sometimes the record executive would come running out beseeching Erskine to come back or we got an apologetic phone call from the record company rescheduling the meeting. A true one off! And his lovely wife Sue, who was his rock, was also amazing. RIP great man and never forgotten!!
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