Cliff Burton (1962–1986)


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Clifford Lee Burton was born on February 10, 1962 in Castro Valley, California, to Janet (Morgen) and Ray Herbert Burton. He had two siblings. His mother was from a German Jewish family, and his father was of British Isles descent. As a youngster, Clifford always liked music, listening to genres such as blues, classical, country and jazz, and he ... See full bio »

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Known For

Zombieland Soundtrack
(2009)
Spawn Soundtrack
(1997)
Old School Soundtrack
(2003)
Daddy's Home Soundtrack
(2015)

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 1986 Metallica: Master of Puppets (Video short)
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Before joining Metallica, Burton played in the bands A.D. 2 Million, Agents Of Misfortune, EZ Street, and Trauma.


Alternate Names:

Metallica

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Why should we change on stage? We're not trying to be something big and fancy, it's just us, doing what we do, we'd like to keep it that way.

Trivia:

In 1987 Metallica released a home video Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! (1987), in honor of Burton. See more »

Trademark:

Unique bass style with heavy use of effects and distortion See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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