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Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton To Be Celebrated With ‘Cliff Burton Day’ In His Hometown

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.’”

Late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton‘s hometown of Castro Valley, California has officially declared February 10th, 2018 - his 56th birthday - to be ‘Cliff Burton Day’. The announcement comes after a Change.org petition which garnered nearly 6000 signatures. 

Metallica posted this certificate on Instagram:

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The caption reads: 

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.” As many of you know, Cliff was born and raised in Castro Valley and was the reason we high-tailed it to the Bay Area back in ’83. Thanks to all of the fans who got behind this initiative and we’d like to send our appreciation and respect to all of you who continue to honor Cliff in your own personal ways. We love that he remains so revered.”

Posted on February 7th 2018, 11:45am
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