Brief: Clifford Lee Burton
Born: February 10, 1962
Death: September 27, 1986
From: San Francisco, CA
Plays: Bass / Equipment list
Other Bands: Easy Street, Agents Of Misfortune, Trauma
Vitals: Green eyes, red hair
Lee Burton was born on February 10, 1962 in San Francisco, CA.
His parents were two San Francisco hippies, Jan and Ray Burton.
It was from them that Cliff got his image, his hippie ideals,
but most of all, his attitude. He liked to chill and hang out.
He was really laid back, relaxed and happy. Cliff liked his beer,
his pot, etc. Cliff had his own style. He drove ... (Read
Fourteen years ago the heavy Metal world endured the loss of a
truly gifted musician. On September 27th 1986, as many Metallica
fans know, Cliff Burton was killed in a tour bus accident. He
was 24. The band was enroute to Denmark for their next gig. It
is true he was Metallica's bass player for almost 4 years, but
little else is known about him. His personal life has remained
somewhat of ... (Read Full Article)
RARE INTERVIEW WITH CLIFF
heavy metal world was shaken by the tragic loss of Metallica bassist
Cliff Burton when their tour bus skidded on "black ice"
while the band was on tour in Scandinavia, and Cliff was thrown
out the window and the bus landed on him . He had been an important
element in Metallica's success by ... (Read
CLIFF'S PARENTS TALK ABOUT THEIR SON
What was Cliff like as a kid?
JAN: He was a great kid, he was never a problem; he was
really very quiet. He just led a really normal life except for
one thing--he was always his own person, even when he was a little
bitty kid. I used to say, "All the kids are playing outside,
why aren't you out there playing with them?" And he said,
"They're not playing, they're just sitting around talking.
That's boring." Then he'd go in the house and read his books
or put on his own music. Even when he was a tiny little kid he
would listen to ... (Read Full
To this day, I think about him every day.
We heard this wild solo going on and thought, I dont
see any guitar player up there. It turned out it was the
bass player, Cliff, with a wah wah pedal and this mop of hair.
He didnt care whether people were there. He was looking
down at his bass playing.
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HAPPENED THAT TERRIBLE DAY?
from their triumphant UK tour, Metallica had headed once more
for Scandinavia where they'd played three shows at the Olympen
in Lund (September 24, 1986), the Skedsmohallen (September 25,
1986) in Oslo and at the Sonahallen in Stockholm (September 26,
1986). It was approaching dawn on Saturday, the 27th of September
1986, and Metallica's two tour buses were on their way to do a
fourth show in Copenhagen. The were traveling along a god forsaken
road between the Scandinavian cities of Stockholm and Copenhagen.
Apart from these vehicles, the route was deserted, there was no
one else traveling at that ... (Read
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