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ACHIEVEMNT AWARD

Lam Morrision has been awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the King of Thailand for his enormous musical achievements and positive influence on Thailand tourism. Since the young age of 13, Lam became obsessed with the guitar and became an accomplished, self-taught singer and guitarist by listening to and absorbing the great music of American and British Classic Rock artists. He was influenced by musicians and bands including Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Mark Knopfler, Rory Gallagher, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, David Gilmore, Chuck Berry and B.B. King, just to name a few. In addition to mastering the art of playing the popular songs of various artists, Lam writes his own music and builds his own guitars and has played all over Thailand and many countries around the world. He formed his first band, the "VIP Band" in Udon Thani Province. He played for service men and women at the US Army and Air Force bases in Thailand during the Vietnam War in the late 60's "playing with his heart" instead of "copying" the hits from The Stones, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Cream and The Doors (Lam jokingly refers to Jim Morrison as his brother). After the war, because the band was very rock oriented with a very unique sound, called "underground music", The VIP Band found it very difficult to get well attended gigs in Thailand, as the Thai people hadn't really embraced this new music of Rock n' Roll. Lam's Big Break; in 1974 at one big gig in Bangkok, a German tourist was in the audience and persuaded Lam to go to Germany with him. He and his VIP Band went and played all over Germany.

Photo: Lam Morrison
Award Date : March 10th, 2016

 


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