Men at Work member Greg Ham Dead at 58
Megaselling 1980’s Australian band Men at Work member Greg Ham, was found dead on April 19 in his home.
Australian media reports Ham was discovered by two friends, who became worried after having not heard from him for the past week. His cause of death has yet to be determined.
Born and raised near Melbourne, Greg joined Men at Work led by lead singer and guitarist Colin Hay in 1979. The band signed with Columbia Records in 1981 later releasing the top single “Who Can It Be Now” both Australian and U.S charts.
1982’s “Business as Usual” hit No. 1 on US album charts for 15 weeks with their second chart-topping single “Down Under”. “Business as Usual” earned the group a Grammy for Best New Artist. Greg’s most know for the memorable flute parts to “Down under” and the saxophone solo in “Who Can It Be Now”. Greg left the band in 1986, and the group folded. Greg later reunited with Men at Work in 1996 for a series of tours including the performing at the Closing Ceremonies fo the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
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