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Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton

Real/full name:
Clifford Lee Burton
24 (born Feb 10th, 1962)
Sep 27th, 1986
Died of:
Bus accident
Place of birth:
United States (Castro Valley, California)


He had two elder siblings, Scott and Connie. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Burton's interest in music began when his father introduced him to classical music and he began taking piano lessons. In his teenage years, Burton had an interest in rock, classical and eventually heavy metal. He began playing the bass at age 13, after the death of his brother. His parents quoted him as ...


While on their tour in Sweden, the band was complaining about how bad the sleeping cubicles were in their bus. Cliff and Kirk Hammett drew cards to see who would get each other's bunks. He won and later slept in Kirk's bunk. Later, the bus supposedly slipped on black ice and flipped over several times. Cliff was thrown out of his bunk through a window and was crushed underneath.

Agents of Misfortune

Bass (1981-1982)


Bass (1979-1981)


Bass (1982-1986)

1983 Kill 'Em All Bass, Songwriting (track 5)
1983 Whiplash (Single) Bass
1984 Jump in the Fire (Single) Bass
1984 Ride the Lightning Songwriting (tracks 2-4, 7, 8), Bass, Vocals (backing)
1984 Creeping Death (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1986 Master of Puppets Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2, 7, 8)
1986 Master of Puppets (Single) Bass
1987 Cliff 'Em All! (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1998 Garage Inc. Bass (CD2 tracks 6, 7)
2016 Fifth Member Exclusive Deluxe Box Set Sampler (Compilation) Bass
2020 For Whom the Bell Tolls (live) (Single) Songwriting (track 1)
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Spastik Children

Guitars, Vocals

The Chickenfuckers

Unknown (1984)


Bass (1981-1982)

1982 Demo I (Demo) Bass


1988 ...and Justice for All Songwriting (track 8)
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