Cliff Burton

1962 - 1986

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Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician who was the bassist for heavy metal band Metallica from 1982 until his death in 1986. He performed on Kill 'Em All (1983), Ride the Lightning (1984), and Master of Puppets (1986), the band's first three studio albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cliff Burton has received more than 4,715,485 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Cliff Burton is the 75th most popular musician (down from 73rd in 2019), the 486th most popular biography from United States (down from 409th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Musician.

Cliff Burton was the bassist for Metallica from 1982-1986. He died in 1986 when Metallica's tour bus crashed in Sweden.

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Among musicians, Cliff Burton ranks 75 out of 2,675Before him are Goran Bregović, Dean Martin, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, John Coltrane, and Duke Ellington. After him are Yehudi Menuhin, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Nat King Cole, Giorgio Moroder, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Lou Reed.

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Among people born in 1962, Cliff Burton ranks 5Before him are Carles Puigdemont, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, and Ruud Gullit. After him are Frank Rijkaard, Demi Moore, Jodie Foster, Nicolás Maduro, Ralph Fiennes, Abdullah II of Jordan, and Steve Irwin. Among people deceased in 1986, Cliff Burton ranks 15Before him are Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Joseph Beuys, Henry Moore, Jean Genet, and Harold Macmillan. After him are Frank Herbert, Benny Goodman, Celâl Bayar, Urho Kekkonen, Albert Szent-Györgyi, and L. Ron Hubbard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cliff Burton ranks 486 out of 15,968Before him are Warren Beatty (1937), Millard Fillmore (1800), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Duke Ellington (1899), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), and Joseph Barbera (1911). After him are Jared Leto (1971), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Steve Wozniak (1950), D. B. Cooper (1931), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), and Immanuel Wallerstein (1930).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Cliff Burton ranks 23Before him are Robert Johnson (1911), Iggy Pop (1947), Chet Baker (1929), Dean Martin (1917), John Coltrane (1926), and Duke Ellington (1899). After him are Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Nat King Cole (1919), Lou Reed (1942), Benny Goodman (1909), Buddy Holly (1936), and Glenn Miller (1904).