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Y?z? Kayama

Date of Birth 11-April-1937
Place of Birth Kanagawa Prefecture
Nationality Japan
Also know as Yuzo Kayama, Kayama Yuzo, 加山 雄三, かやま ゆうぞう, 池端 直亮, いけはた なおあき, Naoaki Ikehata, Ikehata Naoaki, 若大将, 弾厚作, だんこうさく, Kosaku Dan, Dan Kosaku, Kayama Yūzō, Yûzô Kayama, Kayama Yûzô, Dan Kohsaku, 加山雄三, 弾厚作, Kayama, Yuuzou, 池端直亮, 池端直亮
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Artist, Musician
Yūzō Kayama is a Japanese popular musician and film star. His father, Ken Uehara, was a film star during the 1930s. Yuzo Kayama became a star in the 1960s in the Wakadaishō film series. He showed his ability for drama when Akira Kurosawa cast him for his 1965 film, Red Beard, starring Toshirō Mifune. Kayama reported that he found the two years spent making this film the most difficult, but proudest work of his life. As a guitarist, he took inspiration from the American instrumental group The Ventures, and performed a form of psychedelic surf music in the 1960s with his Mosrite guitar. One of his best-known instrumentals is "Black Sand Beach". "Kimi to Itsumademo", another of his compositions, sold over two million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in 1965. At that point it was the biggest selling disc in the Japanese recording industry's history.

Awards by Y?z? Kayama

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