Charity Created To Honor Tragic Radiohead Crewmember

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August 8, 2012 | 5:56pm EST

The family of Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson, who was killed in a freak stage collapse earlier this year, have set up a new charity to benefit young musicians.
Band drummer Philip Selway announced the launch of the Scott Johnson Bursary on the group’s page on Wednesday.
He writes, “Over the past couple of months, a number of people have asked if there is anything they can do in memory of Scott. Scott’s parents have now created the Scott Johnson Bursary Fund for Young Musicians. This will fund musical equipment for young people in Rotherham in the UK, where Scott grew up.”
The charity will primarily fund schools in the Rotherham area.
Radiohead halted their tour following the stage collapse in Toronto, Canada, which claimed their crewmember’s life. They returned to the stage in Nimes, France last month and paid tribute to Johnson during their song Reckoner.