Pumpuang Duangjan

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Pumpuang Duangjan
พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์
Pumpuang in 1980s
Ramphueng Chit-han

(1961-08-04)4 August 1961
Hankha, Chainat, Thailand
Died13 June 1992(1992-06-13) (aged 30)
Phitsanulok, Thailand
Other namesQueen of Luk thung (allias)
Pueng (nickname)
Citizenship Suphan Buri Province
OccupationSinger   Actress
Spouse(s)Kraisorn Leelamekhin
Musical career
Years active1980–1992
Labels Azona   Diamond Studio
Associated acts Sayan Sanya   Yodrak Salakjai   Waiphot Phetsuphan   Wichian Khamcharoen   Sunaree Rachasima

Pumpuang Duangjan (Thai : พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์; RTGS: Phumphuang Duangchan), also known by the nickname Pueng (Thai : ผึ้ง; RTGS: Phueng; "Bee") (4 August 1961 – 13 June 1992), was a Thai megastar. [1] She was the symbol of thai songs culture. She was the singer, actress who pioneered electronic Luk Thung. She is considered [2] one of the most important Luk Thung vocalists in Thailand. The child of poor farmers, Pumpuang had only two years of primary education before her family's plight forced her to take to the fields as a sugar cane cutter. [3] [2] Although illiterate, she was adept at memorising lyrics and participated in many local singing competitions. At age 15, she came to the notice of a visiting band by Waiphot Phetsuphan, [4] and from the late 1970s onwards her fame skyrocketed.



Today she is remembered for her lyrics, which told of Thailand's rural poor. [3] [2] She adapted pleng luk thung (Thai country music) into a dance-ready form known as electronic luk thung. Although loved by millions of fans, her music career was marred by Pumpuang's lovers, managers, and promoters, who deprived her of her earnings, to the extent that she could not afford treatment for a blood disorder that eventually caused her death at the age of 30. [2]

In 2018, she was featured as a Google Doodle on what would have been her 57th birthday. [5]



Music Line/Topline Music

  • 1986 – Grasshopper Tie a Bow/Takkatan Pook Boh (ตั๊กแตนผูกโบ)
  • 1986 – Phumpuang's Clever/Tee Ded Pumpuang (ทีเด็ดพุ่มพวง)
  • 1987 – Klom (กล่อม)
  • 1987 – Dangerous/Antarai (อันตราย)
  • 1988 – Pumpuang'31 (พุ่มพวง '31)
  • 1988 – Pumpuang'31 Part 2 (พุ่มพวง '31 ภาค 2)
  • 1989 – Pumpuang'32 (พุ่มพวง '32)
  • 1989 – Pumpuang'32 Part 2 (พุ่มพวง '32 ภาค 2)
  • 1990 – Good Luck the Money/Kho Hai Ruay (ขอให้รวย)
  • 1991 – Num Phueang Duean Ha (น้ำผึ้งเดือนห้า)
  • 1992 – Ruk Thae Phae Ruk Tiem (รักแท้แพ้รักเทียม)



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  4. บุคคลสำคัญในท้องถิ่น (ไวพจน์ เพชรสุพรรณ (พาน สกุลนี))
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  6. ""ธีระพล แสนสุข" พระเอกตัวจริงของพุ่มพวง?". ASTV Manager (in Thai). 18 July 2011.