Cliff Burton

1962 - 1986

Cliff Burton

Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the bassist for American heavy metal band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986. Burton performed on the band's first three studio albums: Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cliff Burton has received more than 3,507,415 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 75th most popular musician.

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  • 66.30

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  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Cliff Burton ranks 75 out of 2,258Before him are Pablo Casals, Yehudi Menuhin, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Carlos Santana, and Giorgio Moroder. After him are Syd Barrett, Dean Martin, Lou Reed, Victor Borge, Sviatoslav Richter, and Paco de Lucía.

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Among people born in 1962, Cliff Burton ranks 5Before him are Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Ruud Gullit, and Nicolás Maduro. After him are Frank Rijkaard, Jon Bon Jovi, Steve Irwin, Jodie Foster, Demi Moore, Abdullah II of Jordan, and Ralph Fiennes. Among people deceased in 1986, Cliff Burton ranks 17Before him are Mircea Eliade, Joseph Beuys, Jean Genet, Henry Moore, Celâl Bayar, and Urho Kekkonen. After him are Albert Szent-Györgyi, Alva Myrdal, Benny Goodman, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Frank Herbert, and Harold Macmillan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cliff Burton ranks 409 out of 12,171Before him are Man Ray (1890), Bernie Sanders (1941), Alexander Calder (1898), Jefferson Davis (1808), John Robert Schrieffer (1931), and James Buchanan (1791). After him are Alfred Kinsey (1894), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Richard Stallman (1953), and Edward Drinker Cope (1840).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Cliff Burton ranks 22Before him are Iggy Pop (1947), Glenn Miller (1904), Robert Johnson (1911), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), John Coltrane (1926), and Charlie Parker (1920). After him are Dean Martin (1917), Lou Reed (1942), Duke Ellington (1899), Lady Gaga (1986), Benny Goodman (1909), and Nat King Cole (1919).