A professional DJ Entertainer and Music Programmer..
Recognized by Billboard Magazine
Official DJ of the 1984 Worlds Fair @ Jeds Lookout
Nominated DJ of the Year (nationally) 1978
New Orleans DJ of the Year 1985
Where it all Started
Eric's love of Sound Systems and Music started at a very early
age. At the age of 10, I was taking apart my Mom and Dads
stereos. By the age of 12, I was able to reassemble them. My
first receiver was a Sanyo 4 Channel Quadraphonic System. I set
up the front room as a studio. (My parents weren't happy about
that!) The speakers sucked so I Built my own speakers from
components bought at Radio Shack. I can still remember the first
speaker box I built.
Back in the 70's Mobile DJ's were just starting to be a thing.
The Photo at Left is Eric's first DJ Rig in 1972. It was used for CYO Dances and Talent Shows, etc..
As Eric, Victor and Steve got more popular they invested in one of New Orleans First Mobil DJ Systems
How did I start DJing.
One of my first Dancing DJing gigs was a CYO Dance at St. Alphonsus around 1974 (I was 15). After that I was hooked! I did a number of CYO dances back then. DJ's were becoming very popular, Disco was the thing and I was pretty good. St. Edwards, St. Stephens, St. Henry's,
they all wanted Eric (I wasn't Doc Disco yet)
In 1976 (Age 17) I was hired as a relief DJ for Al Paez at 4141. It went great until I had my 18th birthday party there. Charlie D. (manager at the time) didn't know I was underage and was quite upset, so he fired me. A couple of weeks passed and I was hired back. My most vivid recollection of 4141 is the time Charlie wouldn't let Robert
Plant From Led Zeppelin in because he was wearing Jeans.
And let's not forget all the beautiful women that hung out at 4141.
I DJed at New Orleans most popular clubs including
McAllisters Quarter (Fat City)
4141 (St. Charles Avenue),
Club Galleria West,
The Civic Theater Disco (Downtown),
The Front Page (Fat City),
Night Fever (Fat City),
I was also the Official DJ at Jed's LookOut
during the 1984 Worlds Fair.
I was also voted DJ of the year in
1985 by a group of my fellow DJ's.
How did I get the name "Doctor Disco"
Somewhere in 1977 Donna Summer had Lunch with a
number of New Orleans Club DJ's. Me, Al Paez, Ray
Walters, Henry Augustus, RAK, Willy "Wild Willy" Ladner,
Rusty Abney and a few more I can't remember.
Everyone was introducing themselves to Donna and Wild Willy was
right before me..
Donna asked me my name, and I said Eric - Just Eric, I don't have a DJ name like Wild Willy. She said something to the effect of, how about Doc.
Doctor Disco.. and the rest is history!!!
Article about how Club DJ's are changing the record industry.... 1979
DJ mixing at its most amazing has a subliminal effect on people's minds, and the best of the best like Eric "Doctor Disco" Miller in New Orleans, Louisiana is one who presents a seamless flow where transitions are not obvious, which unlike radio, suspends judgment on songs and instead creates an atmosphere
that promotes crowd unity. His masterful transitions match those of any club DJ in New York, San Francisco or LA. It's time record companies recognize the impact club DJ's have on the record industry...
Billboard Magazine - Disco top 100 - 1979
The gist of the article - It was about how Club DJ's are selling records, even in small clubs... I was one of about 20 small club DJ's highlighted in the article... They were emphasizing that's it's not just Jellybean Benetiz, Richie
Kaczor & Nicky Saino (Studio 54), Larry Levan (Paradise Garage), Mark Kamins (Danceteria), Steve Fabus (I-Beam San Fran), etc.. but DJ's in smaller clubs all across the country...
My Connection to KC and the Sunshine Band
In 1973, At the age of 14, I worked for a company called
KOEHN Electronics on Laurel Street. Terry (the owner) was
so good at building Mixing Consoles that TK Records hired
him to build a custom mixer for their new studio in Halliela
Florida. We all went to Florida to install the mixer at the
studio where K.C and the Sunshine Band recorded it's first
I help build the Mixing Console that KC recorded his multi platinum Disco Hits on like Shake, Shake Your Booty.