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10/02/1962 Cliff Burton of Metallica is born

Cliff Burton was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American band Metallica. He was born in Castro Valley, California. He had two elder siblings. Burton's interest in music began when his father introduced him to classical music and he began taking piano lessons.


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