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|Chinese name||林振強 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||林振强 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Lín Zhènqiáng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||lam4 zan3 koeng4 (Cantonese)|
|Died||November 16, 2003
|Ancestry||Huizhou, Guangdong (Hakka)|
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 graduated from Salesian English School in Hong Kong and the 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 lyrics writer.
Lam was hired as creative director for Giordano clothing chain in 1988 by the then-owner Jimmy Lai. When Jimmy Lai entered into the media industry, Lam followed him, becoming a consultant and later a columnist for Apple Daily and Next Magazine.
Between 1980s and the 1990s, Richard Lam wrote more than a thousand pieces of lyrics until the 2000s. He slowed down on writing lyrics subsequent to being diagnosed with lymphoma. He died on 16 November 2003.
|Golden Pin Award of RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award
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