Alameda County, California has declared February 10th as Cliff Burton Day in honor of the late Metallica bassist. The proclamation came in response to a fan petition calling on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to declare honor Burton on what would have been his 58th birthday. Burton was born in Alameda Country’s Castro Valley on February 10th, 1962.
Thanks to all of the fans who got behind this initiative,” Metallica tweeted in response to the proclamation. “We love that he remains so revered.”
Burton appeared on Metallica’s first three albums — 1983 Kill ‘Em All, 1984’s Ride the Lightening, and 1986’s Master of Puppets — before he died tragically in a bus crash while the band was on tour in Sweden.