Today's installment of our "Where in the world is...?" feature involves Colin Hay, the immensely entertaining, Scottish-Australian frontman of the 1980s pop music group Men at Work, who long has owned a 1,620-square-foot house in the unincorporated Topanga, Calif. region, which is north of Malibu.
For whatever reason, the U.S. real estate owned by Hay, who long has been based in L.A., never has been written about, it appears, by any celebrity real estate gossip -- that is, until now. Records show that Hay, 55, purchased the property on Encina Road in Topanga way back in May 1991 for $500,000. Hay was born in Scotland but moved to Australia when he was 14 and is as a result inextricably tied to Australia, in part because of the Men at Work's hit song "Down Under."
Built in 1976, Hay's two-bedroom house in Topanga has two baths and sits on a 0.21-acre lot, according to public records. The house also has a basement recording studio, according to news accounts.
Hay ostensibly named his 1994 solo album, "Topanga," after his community.
We are longtime fans of Hay, who has feuded over the years with one of his fellow bandmates. Check out videos for two of Men at Work's best songs, "Overkill" and "It's a Mistake". And, take a look at Hay guest-starring as himself and playing "Overkill" on TV's "Scrubs". Finally, take a gander at the entire "Scrubs" cast singing a terrific tune that Hay wrote.
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