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|Chinese name||羅文 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||罗文 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Luó Wén (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Lo4 Man4 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Tam Pak-sin (譚百先)|
11 February 1945|
Baise, Guangxi, China
|Died||18 October 2002
|Other name(s)||Law Kee (羅記)
Saint of Singing (歌聖)
|Associated acts||Roman and the Four Steps|
|Ancestry||Guiping, Guangxi, China|
Roman Tam Pak-sin, (11 February 1945 – 18 October 2002), known professionally by his stage name Law Man, was a Hong Kong singer. He is regarded as the "Grand Godfather of Cantopop".
Tam was seen as a cultural icon to Chinese communities around the world (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and, later Mainland China). He had a string of hits in a career spanning 30 years. He was well respected for his singing skills, his positive outlooks, and his insistence on correct pronunciations.
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 which who became famous included Joey Yung and Ekin Cheng. He had sung many well-known songs for various TV series including Below the Lion Rock and the 1982 TVB TV series The Legend of the Condor Heroes.
- HKVPradio, Roman Tam: The Grand Godfather of Cantopop" at the Wayback Machine (archived 18 April 2008), Retrieved 7 April 2007. Article archived in 2008. Excerpted from the original article in Rhythm magazine by Lucia Chan, 8 June 2004.
- (in simplified Chinese)"你记得吗？他来自广州...". Southern Metropolis Daily. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
- Shoesmith, Brian. Rossiter, Ned.  (2004). Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan flows, political tempos and aesthetic Industries. Routeledge Publishing. ISBN 0-7007-1401-4
- "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