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Cliff Burton's Hometown Will Officially Recognize His Birthday As Cliff Burton Day

They did it! February 10!

They did it! February 10!

The petition for Official Cliff Burton Day began about two weeks ago with one Metallica fan. The petition asked the local government of Burton's hometown Castro Valley, California to recognize Burton's February 10 birthday as Official Cliff Burton Day. At the time, the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council was on board with the idea, voting 7 to 0 on the resolution, and was just waiting on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to vote.

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Now Metallica has announced that the board has also voted yes and that Cliff Burton's coming would-be 56th birthday will be the first celebration of the holiday! Here's what Metallica had to say about the newly-minted recognition.

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.

Everyone in Castro Valley better listen to "Orion" and "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)" that day, and of course, we congratulate both the band and Cliff's family!

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