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Metallica: Petition leads to official ‘Cliff Burton Day’

08-02-2018

After petitioning online, Metallica fans have successfully gained recognition for deceased bassist Cliff Burton by honouring him with his own day in the musician’s hometown of Alameda, California. 

The band tweeted the successful petition through their Twitter account, writing: “IT’S OFFICIAL! The Board of Supervisors from Alameda County has just proclaimed February 10, 2018, which would have been Cliff’s 56th birthday, “Cliff Burton Day.” Thanks to all of the fans who got behind this initiative. We love that he remains so revered”.

NME