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Roman Tam Pak-sin (Chinese: 譚百先; pinyin: Tán Bǎixiān; 12 February 1945 – 18 October 2002), known professionally by his stage name Law Man (Chinese: 羅文; pinyin: Luó Wén), was a Hong Kong singer. He is regarded as the "Grand Godfather of Cantopop".
12 February 1945
|Died||18 October 2002 (aged 57)|
|Awards||RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards|
1991 RTHK Golden Needle Award
|Also known as||Law Kee (羅記)|
Saint of Singing (歌聖)
|Associated acts||Roman and the Four Steps|
Born in Baise, Guangxi, China, with family roots in Guiping, Guangxi. He moved to Guangzhou (Canton) in 1947 at the age of 2. He later emigrated to Hong Kong in 1962 at the age of 17. After forming a short-lived band known as Roman and the Four Steps, he became a contract singer under studios term at TVB. He briefly switched to Asia Television in the early 1990s.
During the 1990s, he accepted many budding singers as his students. Some of whom that became famous included Shirley Kwan, Joey Yung and Ekin Cheng. He had sung many well-known solos and duets for various TV series including Below the Lion Rock, and the famous 1983 TVB TV series The Legend of the Condor Heroes main theme duet with Jenny Tseng.
- HKVPradio, "Roman Tam: The Grand Godfather of Cantopop". Archived from the original on 18 April 2008. Retrieved 10 November 2011., Retrieved 7 April 2007. Article archived in 2008. Excerpted from the original article in Rhythm magazine by Lucia Chan, 8 June 2004.
- (in Chinese)"你记得吗？他来自广州..." Southern Metropolis Daily. 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
- Allen Chun; Ned Rossiter; Brian Shoesmith, eds. (2004). Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries. Routeledge. ISBN 9781135791506.
- Applauding Hong Kong Pop Legend: Roman Tam – About the collection, Hong Kong Memory
- "Hong Kong pop icon Tam dies", BBC News, Saturday, 19 October 2002
|Awards and achievements|
| Golden Needle Award of RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award