Late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton will officially be honored with “Cliff Burton Day” on February 10 in his hometown of Castro Valley, California. This news comes after fans previously launched a Change.org petition for the day, which led to a Municipal Advisory Council vote that passed 7-0, forwarding the proposal to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. That board met today (February 6) and decided to establish the holiday.
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. ✍🏻 #metallica #cliffburtonday #alamedacounty #cliffemall 📸 @castrovalleynews