Another one was Akira Fuse（布施明）. He was born in Mitaka City in the west end of Tokyo back in 1947, and had a hankering to get into showbiz after seeing his heroines, The Peanuts (already profiled). So, he made his debut in 1965 with "Kimi ni Namida to Hohoemi wo"（君に涙とほほえみを....Tears and Smiles for You). For the next several years, he would become a fixture on the pop charts as he belted his hits. Like Ozaki and Matsuzaki, he also had this debonair Western-style appearance which no doubt brought him the lion's share of female fans.
In January 1979, he got his next hit called "Kimi wa Bara yorimo Utsukushii"(You're More Beautiful Than Roses), a snappy pop affair with a big band sound and a touch of gospel. The song became the campaign song for Kanebo Cosmetics that year; the TV commercial starred British actress Olivia Hussey (who starred in the 1968 version of "Romeo and Juliet"). I mention this since a year later, she and Fuse would get married and have one child, Max. They later divorced nearly a decade afterwards.
Here is the 30-second commercial with Hussey. I still smirk a bit on hearing that slogan for Kanebo, "For Beautiful Human Life".