Flamboyant Canto-pop singer Roman Tam in 1986. Photo: SCMP Flamboyant Canto-pop singer Roman Tam in 1986. Photo: SCMP
Flamboyant Canto-pop singer Roman Tam in 1986. Photo: SCMP

Godfather of Canto-pop Roman Tam ‘an imperfect man’ who sought perfection

  • As the voice of TVB theme tunes in the 1970s and 80s, Roman Tam’s singing could be heard in the streets of Hong Kong from 7pm each day
  • Tam was accepted into mainstream Chinese culture despite homosexuality being outlawed, with his on-stage flamboyance tolerated because of his off-stage discretion

Topic |   Fame and celebrity
Flamboyant Canto-pop singer Roman Tam in 1986. Photo: SCMP Flamboyant Canto-pop singer Roman Tam in 1986. Photo: SCMP
Flamboyant Canto-pop singer Roman Tam in 1986. Photo: SCMP
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