Roman Tam

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Roman Tam
Cheenese name羅文 (tradeetional)
Cheenese name罗文 (simplifee'd)
PinyinLuó Wén (Mandarin)
Jyutpinglo4 man4 (Cantonese)
Birth nameTam Pak-Sin (譚百先)
OriginHong Kong
Born12 Februar 1945(1945-02-12)
Guangzhou, Cheenae
Dee'd18 October 2002(2002-10-18) (aged 57)
Hong Kong
Ither name(s)Law Kee (羅記)
Godfather of Cantopop
ThriftSangster, actor
Genre(s)Cantopop, Hong Kong English pop
Years active1960–1996
Associatit actsRoman and the Four Steps
AuncestryGuiping, Guangxi, Cheenae

Roman Tam, kent bi the stage name Lo Man (羅文), elkname Law Kee (蘿記), (12 Februar 1945 – 18 October 2002) wis a renouned Hong Kong Cantopop sangster. He is regardit as the "Godfather of Cantopop".[1]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tam wis seen as a cultural icon tae Cheenese commonties aroond the warld (includin Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore an, later Mainland Cheenae). He haed a string o hits in a career spannin 30 years. He wis well respectit for his singin skills, his positive ootleuks, an his insistence on correct pronunciations. He wis grundbreakin for bein the first major Hong Kong sangster tae pose in drag an tae pose in nude an aw.

Born in Guangzhou, Cheenae wi faimily ruits in Guiping, Guangxi, he later immigratit tae Hong Kong in 1962 at the age o 12. Efter formin a short-livit baund kent as Roman and the Four Steps,[2] he became a contract sangster unner studios term at Television Broadcasts Limited. He briefly switched tae Asia Television Ltd in the early 1990s.

Durin the 1990s he acceptit mony buddin sangsters as his students. Some o which who became famous includit Joey Yung an Ekin Cheng. He haed sang mony weel kent sangs for various TV series includin Below the Lion Rock andthe 1982 TVB TV series The Legend of the Condor Heroes.

Tam niver marriet. He dee'd in Hong Kong at Queen Mary Hospital frae liver cancer. The title o "Godfather of Cantopop" wis confirmit in his obituar.

Collaborations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Roman Tam coonts Jenny Tseng as his dearest friend an best pairtner. He recordit a series o duets wi Jenny Tseng for the telly drama hit "Legend of Condor Heroes." Jenny Tseng still pays tribute tae Roman Tam durin her concerts.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. HKVPradio. "HKVPradio." Roman Tam the Godfather of cantopop. Retrieved on 7 April 2007.
  2. Shoesmith, Brian. Rossiter, Ned. [2004] (2004). Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan flows, political tempos and aesthetic Industries. Routeledge Publishing. ISBN 0-7007-1401-4

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Awairds an achievements
Precedit bi
Wong Jim
Golden Needle Award of RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award
Succeedit bi
Leslie Cheung