Lowe in 1957.
|Birth name||Jim Lowe|
May 7, 1927 |
Springfield, Missouri, United States
|Genres||rock and roll, pop|
Jim Lowe (born May 7, 1927) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1956 number-one hit song, "Green Door". He also served as a disc jockey and radio host and personality, and has been considered an expert on the popular music of the 1940s and 1950s.
His most notable run as a disc jockey was with WNEW AM in New York. Lowe also worked at WNBC AM in New York where he was heard both locally and on the coast-to-coast NBC Radio weekend program Monitor.
A million-seller and gold record recipient, Lowe's 1956 hit "Green Door" was written by Marvin Moore and Bob Davie. The song reached No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1956. Lowe earlier wrote "Gambler's Guitar", a million-selling hit for Rusty Draper in 1953.
|1955||"Close The Door"||27||-||-|
|1956||"The Green Door"||1||5||-|
|1957||"By You, By You, By You"||43||-||-|
|"I Feel The Beat"||84||-||-|
|"Talkin' To The Blues"||15||-||8|
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