clown princes until they left in season 2
series regulars on Where the Action Is
taping all over the country. In summer, much of
the Action took place on Malibu Beach. Winter
segments were shot at Big Bear Ski Resort.
Where the Action Is was a promotional vehicle
for tourist destinations as much as it was
for the recording artists it showcased.
the B side often. It's all about nonstop
partying in a fictional surfside town
called Beachwood City, not to be
confused with Beachwood Canyon
in the Hollywood Hills where one
of my favorite sci-fi/horror films,
Invasion of the Body Snatchers,
was filmed in the mid 50s.
an atmospheric, psychedelic single influenced
by Beach Boys' studio-produced masterworks
"Good Vibrations" and Pet Sounds. Top 40
radio failed to embrace Usher's experimental
recording and it became only a minor hit.
Nevertheless, "My World Fell Down" is
today considered one of the greatest
psychedelic pop nuggets of the 60s.
was written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays.
The folk anthem was first recorded by the