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Colin Hay pays tribute to Men at Work's Greg Ham: 'He's here forever'




Men at Work's former frontman Colin Hay has gone on the record about the death of his friend and former bandmate Greg Ham, who was found dead at his Melbourne home Thursday.

"We played in a band and conquered the world together. I love him very much. He’s a beautiful man. I’m hoping (his family) are receiving the love and support they need and deserve," Colin said, according to

"I met Greg Ham 40 years ago at (comedian) Kim Gyngell’s house in 1972. Last year of high school. He had blond hair, rosy cheeks, ridiculous bright eyes. He was sharp, real sharp. We were friends from then on, we liked each other.

As for his musical legacy, Hay says Ham's spot is secure: "The saxophone solo on Who Can It Be Now was the rehearsal take. We kept it, that was the one. He’s here forever."

[Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:07pm]


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