19 Facts About Alan Tam


Alan Tam Wing-lun MH is a Hong Kong singer and actor.


Alan Tam played a major role in developing the Cantopop scene in the 1980s as he was known for singing romantic ballads with modern arrangements.


From 1983 to 1987, Alan Tam received numerous music awards and won Most Popular Male Artist and IFPI Award for successive four years, which made him the most famous superstar singer of Hong Kong in 1980s.


Alan Tam was born in 23 August 1950 at Healthy Village in North Point, He is son of football player Alan Tam Kong-pak, who represented the Republic of China national team during the 1936 Summer Olympics.


Alan Tam attended Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School and Chi Lin Buddhist Secondary School.


Alan Tam met his partner Wendy Chu in 1991; a son was born to them in 1995.


Alan Tam developed a passion for music in his secondary school years in Hong Kong.

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Alan Tam formed a band called "The Wynners" with his friends.


Alan Tam was one of the two lead singers in the band until it split in 1978.


Alan Tam continued to release albums for the next 30+ years.


Alan Tam has taken part in 264 concerts, of which 189 were individual concerts.


Alan Tam decided to pursue opportunities in Taiwan in 1980, and starred in renowned director Pai Ching-jui's A Girl Without Sorrow.


Alan Tam subsequently starred in more than ten films in Taiwan including The Funny Couple and Part Time Job.


Alan Tam later starred in a number of films like Armour of God with Jackie Chan and Master Wong v Master Wong which is a parody of legendary Canton kung fu fighter Wong Fei Hung.


In 1981, Alan Tam won the Best Actor award at the Golden Horse Awards for his role in If I Were for Real.


Alan Tam has virtually retired from acting since Age of Miracles and Aces Going Places.


On 11 January 2008, Alan Tam was elected as president of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild.


Alan Tam was interviewed daily by different media on the handling of the case.


Alan Tam was on a HK committee along with Eric Tsang, Jackie Chan, and Eason Chan.