Pumpuang Duangjan

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Pumpuang Duangjan
พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์ 1.jpg
Background information
Native name
Pumpuang Duangjan
(Thai: พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์)
Birth nameRamphueng Chit-han
(Thai: รำพึง จิตรหาญ)
Born(1961-08-04)August 4, 1961
Hankha District
Chainat Province
 Thailand
DiedJune 13, 1992(1992-06-13) (aged 30)
Phitsanulok Province
 Thailand
GenresPop  • Dance  • Luk thung  • Rock
Occupation(s)Singer  • Actress
InstrumentsVocal
Years active1980–1992
LabelsAzona  • Diamond Studio
Associated actsSaiyan Sanya  • Yodrak Salakjai  • Waiphot Phetsuphan  • Wichein Khamcharoen  • Sunaree Rachaseema
Website[1]

Pumpuang Duangjan (Thai: พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์; RTGSPhumphuang Duangchan), also known by the nickname Pueng (Thai: ผึ้ง; RTGSPhueng; "Bee") (August 4, 1961 – June 13, 1992), was a Thai megastar[1] singer, actress who pioneered electronic Luk Thung. She is considered[2] one of the most important Luk Thung vocalists in Thailand. The child of poor farmers, Pumpuang had only two years of primary education before her family's plight forced her to take to the fields as a sugar cane cutter.[3][2] Although illiterate, she was adept at memorising lyrics and participated in many local singing competitions. At age 15, she came to the notice of a visiting band, and from the late 1970s onwards her fame skyrocketed.

Legacy[edit]

Today she is remembered for her lyrics, which told of Thailand's rural poor.[3][2] She adapted pleng luk thung (Thai country music) into a dance-ready form known as electronic luk thung. Although loved by millions of fans, her music career was marred by Pumpuang's lovers, managers, and promoters, who deprived her of her earnings, to the extent that she could not afford treatment for a blood disorder that eventually caused her death at the age of 30.[2]

In 2018, she was featured as a Google Doodle on what would have been her 57th birthday.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1983 - Grasshopper Tie a Bow (ตั๊กแตนผูกโบว์)
  • 1985 - Aue Hue Lor Jang (อื้อฮือหล่อจัง)
  • 1986 - Hang Noi Thoi Nid (ห่างหน่อยถอยนิด)
  • Alas! Tinger (อนิจจาทิงเจอร์)
  • Marigold Stars Sprinkle (ดาวเรืองดาวโรย)
  • Ashamed of Neon Light (อายแสงนีออน)
  • Countryside Singer (นักร้องบ้านนอก)
  • Seen In District (นัดพบหน้าอำเภอ)
  • Phumphung's Clever (ทีเด็ดพุ่มพวง)
  • Expensive Lesson (บทเรียนราคาแพง)
  • Widowed Groom (หม้ายขันหมาก)
  • Green Papaya Salad (Som-tum) (ส้มตำ)
  • Upcountry Love Song (เพลงรักบ้านทุ่ง)
  • Good Luck The Money (ขอให้รวย)

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • 1984 - Nun (ชี)
  • 1984 - Ms. Fresh Coconut Milk (นางสาวกะทิสด)
  • 1984 - We're Sorry Love (ขอโทษที ที่รัก)
  • 1984 - King Cobra Emerged (จงอางผงาด)
  • 1985 - Love Hoow She Is (ที่รัก เธออยู่ไหน)
  • 1986 - New Gunman (มือปืนคนใหม่)
  • 1987 - Charming Singer (เสน่ห์นักร้อง)
  • 1987 - Captive Love (เชลยรัก)
  • 1987 - Music Love Song Gun (เพลงรัก เพลงปืน)
  • 1988 - Diamond Kingdom (เพชรพยัคฆราช)

Biographical film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dance and Music". Thai Culture. OnlyChaAm.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016.[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ a b c d ปราการด่านสุดท้าย (2011-07-19). "ชีวิต แม่พุ่มพวงค่ะ ไปเจอมาเราว่าละเอียดที่สุดแล้วค่ะ". Pantip.com (in Thai).
  3. ^ a b Lockard, Craig (2009). Southeast Asia in World History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195338111.
  4. ^ "Pumpuang Duangjan's 57th Birthday". Doodles Archive, Google. 4 August 2018.
  5. ^ ""ธีระพล แสนสุข" พระเอกตัวจริงของพุ่มพวง?". ASTV Manager (in Thai). 2011-07-18.

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