Greg Ham — Dead at 58

While the music word is still reeling from the death of music and television icon, Dick Clark, who died Wednesday following a massive heart attack Tuesday night in Santa Monica, California, a 1980s musician with the Australian group, Men At Work, has died.

58-year-old saxophone player Greg Ham was found dead at his Melbourne home earlier today.

As many 1980s music fans will recall, Men At Work had two very successful album here in the United States.  “Business As Usual” (1981) and “Cargo” (1983) sold more than 9 million copies in America.

Those two albums produced five top 40 hits in the U.S. including the chart-toppers, “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under”, both from “Business As Usual”.  The group also had two other top ten hits from the “Cargo” album, 1983’s #3 “Overkill” and the #10 smash, “It’s a Mistake”.

The “Herald-Sun” newspaper is reporting, “Police have established a crime scene, and the local crime investigation unit are attempting to determine cause of death.”

Friends went looking for Ham after not hearing from him for some time.

A detective says, “There are a number of unexplained aspects to it which has caused our attendance here today, and we’re assisting the local detectives to determine what has occurred.”

Ham was alone when his body was found and he has two children.

Anthony

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