Burton, Cliff

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Burton, Cliff Gender: M
Clifford Lee Burton
born on 10 February 1962 at 21:38 (= 9:38 PM )
Place Castro Valley, California, 37n42, 122w05
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 22°01' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°46 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 10°47'

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Cliff Burton (memorial stone near crash site)


American musician, a song-writer and bass guitarist, and integral member of the heavy metal band Metallica from 1982 until his untimely death. A music buff from an early age, he learned how to play piano as a child. By age 14 he was proficient on the bass guitar and reportedly practiced, without encouragement from his parents, for four to six hours per day. He joined a group Trauma and while performing with them at a gig in Los Angeles, perked up the ears of James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich of Metallica. They invited him to join their band to replace their departing bassist. Burton died in a tragic bus accident while on tour in Sweden the morning of September 27, 1986. He was only 24.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Hammett, Kirk (born 18 November 1962)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Hetfield, James (born 3 August 1963)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Mustaine, Dave (born 13 September 1961)


  • Social : Joined group 1982 (Metallica)
  • Death by Accident 27 September 1986 (Bus accident in Sweden, age 24)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

PT quoters birth certificate in hand


  • Personal : Death : Accidental
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Bass guitarist)