James Ellsworth “Jim” Lowe was born on May 7, 1923, in Springfield, Missouri and died on December 12, 2016.
He was an American singer-songwriter.
Jim Lowe was best known for his 1956 number-one hit song, “The Green Door”.
Lowe also served as a disc jockey, radio host, and personality and was considered an expert on the popular music of the 1940s and 1950s.
He graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1948.
Lowe worked for several radio stations in Springfield, Indianapolis, and Chicago, before moving to WCBS in New York City in 1956.
He was a million-seller and gold record recipient, his 1956 hit “The Green Door” was written by Marvin Moore and Bob Davie.
That song reached No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1956.
Earlier he had written “Gambler’s Guitar”, a million-selling hit for Rusty Draper in 1953.
Jim’s most notable run as a disc jockey was with WNEW AM in New York, from 1964.
He resided in Southampton, New York.
He died at his home in East Hampton, Long Island.
Jim Lowe passed away at 93 years old.