Dick Buckley

The music collection of Oak Parker and radio great Dick Buckley will be put up for auction next month, about half a year after his death.

Chicago-based Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer up for bid more than 8,000 jazz records, mix tapes and CDs that were owned by the late Buckley, who hosted a jazz show on WBEZ for 31 years. Buckley died of pneumonia July 22, 2010, at West Suburban Medical Center at the age of 85, after a radio career that spanned more than 50 years.

Anyone interested can peruse the items for two days, on Feb. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1338 W. Lake St. The actual auction is Thursday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. at the same location. Along with his albums and mix tapes, the auction will also include books and reels of his broadcasts. The auctioneer says it will break items up into 92 box lots of 100 items each, grouped by style, artist, instrument and format.

For more info on the sale, see the auction listing here. And here’s an obituary that Wednesday Journal carried of Buckley back in July.

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