This Sunday at Back2Basics Tea we are taking a time out to celebrate the life of a pioneer… DJ Wendy Hunt aka «Queen Mother» of DJ's. Wendy started out her career in the 70's and worked her way through Boston's disco days… continuing at Metro, Chaps, and many other venues in the Boston area. 43 years as a DJ and she just recently was named a Legends of Vinyl DJ and was entered in the DJ Hall of Fame.
Wendy also took time from her every day life to help our four legged friends in need at the Labrador Rescue of Florida.
Wendy had a lot of friends and loved ones in the Boston area…
this event is being put together for you and for her family. Those that mourn. So that friends and loved ones have a sanctuary to come together in dance and song to celebrate the life of DJ Wendy Hunt.
Family has set up a donation page at: youcaring.com/wendyhunt-898830
We encourage patrons to donate.
If funds go over then the extra proceeds will be donated to Wendy's beloved Labrador Rescue of Florida.
We thank you so much for your generosity and we hope to see you this Sunday August 13th to celebrate Wendy's life at Back2Basics Tea Dance with DJ Brian Halligan.
With a broken heart, we share with you that Wendy Hunt — known in her beloved world of music as DJ Wendy Hunt, or Wendella Blendella, or the Queen Mother of Disco — left this world on August 7.
For all of us, this is a tremendous loss. Beyond words.
Wendy was an exceptional DJ whose keen ear and skillful hands brought forth music that packed dance floors and delighted flaggers from Boston to Florida and across the US. She was passionate about her craft, and was never more content than when mixing music — live, or on media — from 1974 'till just this past Sunday afternoon on the Sundown mix. Expressing her vast creativity through the medium of music, sharing her passion with dancers and flaggers, Wendy brought joy and transcendent experiences to us all.
Wendy was also an ardent volunteer for Lab Rescue of Florida — and lover of her own adored dogs. Wendy offered a foster home for Labs, many of whom were seniors and/or in dire health. She nursed and loved them back to health with the help of her own dogs (Clarice, and later Idgie), then graciously released them to approved homes. Wendy also had a decided knack for match-making rescued Labs with the perfect adopters. On both coasts of Florida, Wendy devoted herself to the welfare of dogs in need.
Behind the public eye, Wendy often walked a delicate balance between living and dying. In recovery from cocaine and alcohol addictions, wrestling with the rigors of bi-polar disorder and post-traumatic stress, Wendy did what was within her power to wake up each morning and see the day through. After decades of struggle and suffering — some shared publicly, though most she endured privately — Wendy took her own life.
Many of Wendy's friends have asked if they can help in any way. As Wendy was of few means at this stage in her life, we would be most grateful for financial assistance with her cremation and memorial arrangements, and otherwise concluding her final affairs. Thank you for any support you can offer. It means more than you can imagine.
May Wendy’s bright and beautiful spark shine on in our lives. Please hold Wendy in your hearts. We trust she is feeling our love.