Sunday, April 22, 2012

Greg Ham Men At Work Musician

Greg Ham
Men At Work Musician
Dies at age 58

774 ABC Melbourne 
Greg Ham was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Member of the Australian band "Men at Work."

Mr. Ham was featured playing the flute in the hit song "Down Under," and played the saxophone in "Who Can It be Now."

Friends said he hadn't been the same since 2010, when a court ruled against his signature flute riff from the song "Down Under." In 2010 Australia's Federal Court ruled band members partly copied the flute riff from the children's folk tune "Kookaburra
Sits in the Old Gum Tree," penned more than 75 years ago.

Men At Work won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1983 before disbanding in 1985.
Thanks to Kenelly Marka for posting to the Rootsweb Ham genealogy email list.

Greg Ham - Men at Work
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