Cliff Burton

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Birthday
10, 1962
Birthplace
Castro Valley, CA
Death Date
Sep 27, 1986 (24)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1962
Birthplace
Castro Valley, CA
Death Date
Sep 27, 1986 (24)

About

Bass player for Metallica in the 1980s who was killed in a tragic bus accident in 1986. He contributed to the albums Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, and Master of Puppets.

Before Fame

While performing with his former band Trauma in the early 1980s, he was recruited to join what would later become Metallica.

Trivia

When Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, he was posthumously inducted with them.

Family Life

He was born to parents Jan and Ray Burton and had two older siblings, Scott and Connie. His brother, Scott, died when Cliff was 13.

Associated With

He was replaced by Jason Curtis Newsted as bassist in Metallica after his death.