DJ Barbara Birdfeather dies at 69

Worked in the L.A. underground radio scene

Barbara Birdfeather, a husky-voiced disc jockey from the early days of Los Angeles underground radio, died of lung cancer April 26 in Hollywood. She was 69.

Born in Mt. Kisco, New York, Birdfeather started out working as a professional astrologer.

Moving to Los Angeles, Birdfeather discjockeyed on FM stations KMET, KPPC and KPFK.

She was heard, along with Alan Watts, Louise Huebner, Peter Hurkos and Anton LeVey on the 1970 album “The Occult Explosion,” issued on United Artists Records.

Later, she continued writing about music for various publications, and served as publicist for acts including Scottish blues rocker Alex Harvey. More recently, Birdfeather had worked as a floral designer.

She is survived by a daughter, Isabella and a granddaughter.

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