Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Jim Lowe, R. I. P.

Famous radio host, native Springfieldian, Jim Lowe dies at age 93: SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KSPR) - Sixty years ago, Jim Lowe’s gold record "Green Door" knocked Elvis Presley out of the top spot on the Billboard charts. After the release of his hit record, Jim Lowe was heard on New York City's flagship radio stations for decades.  

James Ellsworth (Jim) Lowe died on Monday morning at his home in East Hampton, on Long Island, New York, after a long illness. The native of Springfield was 93. He was a longtime resident of New York City but lived in East Hampton in recent years.


3 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

A personal note once removed: when Jackie's sister had her first child - in 1977 (yikes!), there was no way to get in touch with her father, who was out driving his cab. Her husband knew that Lou listened to Jim Lowe on the radio so he called the station and got him to mention it to him on the air.

Bill Crider said...

I miss the old days.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Jackie is a big fan of "Green Door" too.