Jim Lowe

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Jim Lowe
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Lowe in 1957.
Background information
Birth name Jim Lowe
Born (1927-05-07) May 7, 1927 (age 89)
Springfield, Missouri, United States
Genres rock and roll, pop
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter
Years active 1953–2004
Labels Dot, London

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.[citation needed]


Born in Springfield, Missouri,[1] Lowe graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

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.[1] The song reached No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1956.[2] Lowe earlier wrote "Gambler's Guitar", a million-selling hit for Rusty Draper in 1953.[3]

He retired in 2004 at the age of 77, and lives in Southampton, New York.[4]

For contributions to the music industry, Lowe was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6341 Hollywood Boulevard.[5]



Year Single US R&B US Country
1955 "Close The Door" 27 - -
"Maybellene" - 13 -
1956 "The Green Door" 1 5 -
1957 "By You, By You, By You" 43 - -
"I Feel The Beat" 84 - -
"Four Walls" 15 - -
"Talkin' To The Blues" 15 - 8
1963 "Hootenanny Granny" 103 - -


  1. ^ a b Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 83. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 332. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 64. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  4. ^ Notable Ridgefielders, published by The Ridgefield Press, December 2000
  5. ^ "Hollywood Walk of Fame database". HWOF.com. 

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