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Yūzō Kayama(加山 雄三,Kayama Yūzō?, born April 11, 1937) is a Japanesepopularmusician and filmstar. His father, Ken Uehara, was a film star during the 1930s. Yuzo Kayama became a star in the 1960s in the Wakadaishō (Young Guy) film series.
As a guitarist, he took inspiration from the American instrumental group The Ventures, and performed a form of psychedelicsurf music in the 1960s with his Mosrite guitar. One of his best-known instrumentals is "Black Sand Beach". "Kimi to Itsumademo" ("Love Forever"), 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.