Richard Lam

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Richard Lam
Chinese name 林振強
Pinyin lin2 zhen4 qiang2 (Mandarin)
Jyutping lam4 zan3 koeng4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Huizhou, Guangdong (Hakka)
Born 1949
Hong Kong
Died 16 November 2003
Hong Kong
Occupation Lyricist, columnist
Genre(s) Cantopop

Richard Lam Chun-Keung was a Cantopop lyricist with several hundred Cantopop songs to his name, and a columnist for Apple Daily and Next Magazine in Hong Kong. He is a Hakka of Huizhou, Guangdong ancestry.


Lam was a graduate of Salesian English School in Hong Kong and University of California, Berkeley. He started out as a copywriter for an advertising agency owned by Wong Jim and Lam's sister Eunice. Lam was inspired by Wong to become a songwriter.

Lam was hired as creative director of the Giordano clothing chain in 1988 by then-owner Jimmy Lai. When Jimmy Lai entered the media industry, Lam followed him, becoming a consultant and later columnist for Apple Daily and Next Magazine.

Between 1980 and the 1990s, Richard Lam totaling more than a thousand lyrics filled until after the 2000s to reduce writing lyrics, because lymphoma died 16 November 2003.

Preceded by
Jacky Cheung
Golden Pin Award of RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award
Succeeded by
Liza Wang