This past Thursday (10th). would have been Cliff Burton’s 60th birthday. Had he lived, who knows what heights he would have achieved. Who knows what direction Metallica would have taken. So many possibilities disappeared that day in Sweden when the bus transporting a band that would shape the world of heavy music, went off the road flipping on its side. Burton was thrown out of a window and crushed by the bus. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 24 years old.
Burton’s life was celebrated on what would have been his 60th birthday with “Cliff Burton Day.”
Watch the 4 hr event by scrolling down the page.