A big fan of Western music, Piyawan Wongsawang likes listening to soul, R&B, Motown, and jazz while her favourite artists include Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and The Bee Gees.
Her musical preferences were influenced by her father, Lek Wongsawang, a famous 1960s radio DJ who made Western music popular in Thailand. Consequently, he introduced the country's first songbook, I.S. Song Hits, to provide chords and lyrics of Western songs and that was followed by an equivalent for Thai songs, The Guitar.
Because these songbooks sold like hot cakes, the influential DJ established Wongsawang Publishing House and went on to pioneer fashion-related magazines.
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